J. Cole celebrated his 29th birthday in a big way, with the launch of his new label, Dreamville, in partnership with Interscope Records. Following the announcement, Cole introduced his Dreamville crew with a new project titled, Revenge of the Dreamers.
01. J.Cole – Lil Niggaz (Snippet)
02. Bas – Golden Goals
03. Omen – Motion Picture
04. Bas – Lit (feat. J. Cole & KQuick)
05. J.Cole – Revenge of the Dreamers
06. Bas – Ceelo With the G’s
07. Omen – Henny Flow
08. J.Cole – Blowin Smoke
09. J.Cole – Bitchez (feat. Bas & Omen)
10. Treasure Davis – May The Bitter Man Win (feat. J.Cole)
11. J.Cole – Crooked Smile (Original)
In his new music video for “Crooked Smile” J. Cole send a powerful message about the government’s war on drugs, and specifically those innocent victims effected. Assisted by the surviving members of TLC, the video honors a deceased seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was killed during a police raid in Detroit back in 2010. Remember, there’s always 2 sides to every story!
J. Cole takes us back to his hometown of Fayetteville, NC in the video for his Miguel-assisted single, “Power Trip.” In the video, Cole gets involved in a murder surrounding his love interest, which also happens to be Miguel’s girlfriend. “Power Trip” is J.Cole’s first single off his sophomore album, Born Sinner, due June 25th.
June 14th – DRAKE @ SPAC – Saratoga, NY
Drizzy’s Club Paradise Tour is underway and has already hit numerous cities around the country. With an all star line-up including heavy hitters, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana, the Club Paradise tour will undoubtedly be one of the best hip-hop shows this summer. Keep it locked for a recap of the event and if you haven’t already, pick up your tickets now!
In a recent interview with Vegas’ own Bootleg Kev J. Cole discussed a bunch of topics including a joint album with big time up & comer Kendrick Lamar. This will be a great joint album with two of the best young emcees out today. Listen to the interview below.
Here are the visuals for the title track off, Cole World: The Sideline Story. This video is as real as the lyrics, check it out!
Trying to keep pace with he never ending flood of new music isn’t easy, but it must be done! Nicki Minaj has been dropping music this week in anticipation for her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is set to release on April 2nd. Her newest single features Chris Brown and will surely be all over the radio soon enough. The other track she’s dropped features the one and only 2 Chainz! This track is much more raw and Nicki gets back to rapping. A much more “urban” song as the wikipedia page refers to the single. Regardless, I doubt you’ll be hearing this track on the radio anytime soon. These tracks are stream only but will be available on iTunes for purchase very soon.
- Listen: Nicki Minaj feat. Chris Brown – Right By My Side
- Listen: Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz – Beez In The Trap
Next up, Big K.R.I.T. continuing to do what he does and that is drop awesome new music for free. Fresh off of releasing his new mixtape and having a verse in David Banner’s song last week, he’s back with a single called I Got This Here that he released via his SoundCloud page. No saying what project this will be on if any or if it is his lead single off of his debut album. Only time will tell.
Earlier this week we posted a video of Drake kicking a freestyle for his GQ magazine cover shoot. In case you missed that, cop it now!
Obie Trice recently dropped a mixtape titled Watch the Chrome and is soon releasing his new album Bottoms Up and we now have likely the most anticipated track on the album, Richard featuring Eminem! Preorder Bottoms Up on iTunes, this song is stream only.
J. Cole has been droppin songs here and there lately and I can’t say I hate it! This dude always makes quality music and has ridiculous rhymes and proved it with his hit debut album Cole World: A Sideline Story. This time he’s going in on Kirko Bangz’ hit Drank In My Cup.
Swizz Beatz has a mixtape coming out soon that has the internet buzzing at the high amount of talent he has recruited for the project. The first leak is here and it is a banger. A$AP Rocky goes in on this beat created by the MVP of the MPC araabMUZIK.
This next track comes from DJ Haze who has recruited Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Nipsey Hussle, & Dro Pesci for his lead single from his new project The Color Purple set to drop on March 26th. Check out this track called Coast 2 Coast.
Finally I got one last track from Dorrough Music for his remix of his song That Lowend. He recruited some dope rappers for this one!
J. Cole finally adds the visuals to “Nobody’s Perfect,” one of the best tracks on Cole World: The Sideline Story.
XXL has released their annual Freshman Class cover showcasing the hottest up and coming youngsters in hip hop. This year’s class includes:
- Roscoe Dash
- Kid Ink
- Machine Gun Kelly
- Danny Brown
- French Montana
- Don Trip
- Iggy Azalea
Although this list doesn’t guarantee the success of these youngsters (Lil B, OJ da Juiceman) it does put them with likes of such successful acts as J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle (2010 Class members), Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Lil Twist, Kenderick Lamar, Diggy Simmons, Meek Mill, & Big KRIT (2011 Class members). You may notice the absence of ASAP Rocky, possibly the biggest new name in hip hop. Well, that seems to be his own doing. Keep and eye out for the XXL 2012 Freshman Class Mixtape and until then bump the 2011 and 2010 tapes. There has already been tons of critical response to this list; both positive and negative. What do y’all think?
DJ Drama calls on Chris Brown and J. Cole for “Undercover,” the most anticipated track off Third Power, dropping October 11th.