The best selling hip-hop album of 2014 was J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which as of February 2015 is just shy of Platinum. Beating out Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Iggy Azalea, and a ton more, Jermaine Cole’s surprise year-end album had no major single to propel it and was his last contractual album [cont.]
Combat Jack: “J. Cole details the inspiration behind ’2014 Forest Hills Drive’, his battle with expectations, wanting to sign Kendrick Lamar when they first met and his thoughts regarding the shots-ridden “Control” verse. Cole also talks the hip hop culture shift that inspired “Fire Squad”, consciously staying out of Drake’s lane while creating his own, [cont.]
Okay okay. The Best & Worst lists are coming, slowly but surely. We’ll try to deliver one of these per weekday over the next few weeks. In between juggling my duties for Medium.Com/Cuepoint, regular HipHopSite.Com updates, and DJing, it’s been hard to find the time to do these. So let’s begin with 2014′s best major [cont.]
From Jeremih’s upcoming Late Nights LP.
J. Cole stops in Power 106.5 to speak with Angie Martinez about his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
J. Cole sings a tune from 2014 Forest Hills Drive, available now.
J. Cole’s new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is available now, stream the whole thing below via Spotify, and check out the new video for “Apparently.”
First song from J. Cole’s surprise new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, due December 9th.
Cole’s surprise LP hits December 9th, alongside Preem and Royce.
J. Cole opens up about stereotypes and his connection to fans in the latest edition of Fader’s ‘Earlier That Day.’
Too much new music dropping before the end of the year. Watch out for Cole’s surprise album release, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, due December 9th.
J. Cole helps out this UK vocalist on the remix of “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe.”
Signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, Cozz delivers his debut album, Cozz N Effect available now. Cole helps out on the “Knock Tha Hustle (Remix).”
J. Cole speaks to Complex about the situation in Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown by police. He admits that he was not there to do interviews and didn’t really want to talk to the press. “Damn, again? This is fucked up..,” says Cole.
Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free – Cole
Footage from J. Cole’s Dollar & A Dream show in NYC, where lucky New Yorkers could enter the show for a buck. He performs “Just To Get By” , “Dead Presidents II” and “Dreams” in the two clips.
In celebration of hitting the 5-year anniversary of the release of The Warm Up EP, J. Cole delivers a video for “Lights Please” from the 2009 set, and pens a letter to his fans about reaching the landmark date. Get More: Music News Cole writes: 5 years ago, we started a journey together. On June [cont.]
Video from J. Cole’s new Dreamville signee, Bas, who just released his album Last Winter.
The first artist under J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint delivers a free EP, before his Interscope debut, hitting April 29th.
From 2013′s Born Sinner.
- Raekwon Sets A Release Date For “F.I.L.A.” Album
- BUSH: A Snoop Odyssey Produced By Pharrell Williams [Preview]
- Drake – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” Surprise Album on iTunes Now
- Action Bronson “Mr. Wonderful” Cover Art and Tracklist
- Juicy J “Blue Dream & Lean 2″ Mixtape Cover Art & Release Date Revealed
- MF Grimm “MF Love Songs” Cover Art + Tracklist
- Lord Hakim – “Brass Knucklez” (feat. Vast Aire & Phizz Ed)
- IAMSU! – “Hella Good” (feat. Tyga)
- DJ Kay Slay – “I Declare War” (feat. Styles P, Sheek Louch, Vado, Raekwon, & Rell)
- Maverick Sabre – “We Don’t Wanna Be” (feat. Joey Bada$$)
- Cannibal Ox – “Blade: Art of Ox” (feat. Artifacts & U-God; prod. Black Milk)
- Asher Roth – “Blow Your Head” (prod. Nottz)