Just in case it wasn’t clear, hip-hop mogul Diddy and Grammy-winning rapper J. Cole have moved past any old beef. Lyrics from Cole’s new album brought back memories of the two music icons throwing hands years ago, but Diddy’s social media post Wednesday suggests there are no more ill feelings. It’s All Love Now Between […]
North Carolina rapper J. Cole is very, very, very far from his Southern roots in his new “Punchin’ the Clock” music video. The rap heavyweight comes through with a stunning visual from his newly released The Off-Season album. The rap heavyweight starts off with a dark and gloomy shot from New York City. The Manhattan […]
During their rematch VERZUZ battle, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland went into their extensive catalogs and delivered heat to the fans in Club LIV and at home.
One of the standout moments of the night was the extended version of DMX’s “Bath Salts” single. The track already had the internet buzzing as JAY-Z and Nas joined the late rapper but a new edition with J. Cole was played during the battle.
“Talk to em J. Cole!” Swizz screamed as the song began and COle floated across the ebat.
North Carolina rapper J. Cole is keeping it real, no matter how painful the truth is. The hip-hop star posted a sincere message to his followers through social media, speaking on his short-lived basketball career in Africa. J. Cole Acknowledges Basketball Inexperience Following the recent news Cole was leaving the Rwanda Patriots basketball team, Cole […]
Dreamville bossJ. Cole is gearing up for a hot winter. The hip-hop star headlines a heavy hip-hop line-up of talent set to take on the Rolling Loud California line-up three seasons from now. J. Cole’s Taking His Talent To California North Carolina’s very own headlines a huge Saturday, December 11 line-up also consisting of […]
J. Cole’s professional basketball career is over. The Off-Season rapper has completed the terms of his contract with the Rwanda Patriots of the Basketball Africa League. ESPN reports Cole has left Rwanda due to a “family obligation.”
Cole played a total of three games, bringing in 5 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds across 45 minutes of game time in three different games. The Patriots BBC will go on to play Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo in the playoff quarterfinals on Thursday.
Just yesterday, the league’s leading scorer, Morocco AS Sale guard Terrell Stoglin, admitted he was not a fan of Cole joining the league. Stoglin stated Cole’s inclusion was “disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their whole lives for this.”
Before his departure, Cole handed out gear from his PUMA line to his teammates. You can see the moment below.
Hip-hop superstar J. Cole has single-handedly brought more exposure and attention to the Basketball Africa League than anyone else in the league’s inaugural season. The Grammy-winning artist is pulling double duty with his music and playing ball for the Rwanda Patriots, but not everyone in the BAL is hyped about the famous hitmaker. J. Cole […]
The Off-Season is at the top of the Billboard 200 and the new reveal of the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart shows J. Cole’s name all over it.
Four tracks from the newly released album have impacted the top 10. “My Life” debuted at No. 2, “Amari” at No. 5, “Pride is the Devil” at No. 7, and “95 South” at No. 8. Cole now has 10 career top 10 singles.
All 12 sounds of The Off-Season cracked the top 40 of the Hot 100.
In his first week, J. Cole moved 282,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Of that near 285K units, there were 37,000 album sales and 325.05 million on-demand streams of songs from the record. The numbers now make give J Cole his sixth No. 1 album and have the biggest week for a hip-hop project in 2021.
J. Cole raised the eyebrows of many Hip-Hop fans when he addressed a rumored fight with Diddy on “l e t. g o. m y. h a n d” from The Off-Season album.
Diving into the story a bit more, J. Cole’s manager, Ibrahim “IB” Hamad, appeared on the Say Less podcast and added a couple of additional wrinkles to the story.
One of the key moments for “IB” was the star-studded list of names that were present but, specifically, remembering how he and JAY-Z reacted to the situation.
“It wasn’t like, ‘Don’t talk to Kendrick like that!’ Kendrick was there, Top was there, JAY was there, Beyoncé was there. Me and Cole. You know, grown men got a little heated. All I remember is, me and Jay looking at each other like, ‘Oh, these n-ggas ‘bout to fight.’ And then just being like, ‘Oh no this is ‘bout to happen.’ I’ll leave it at that.”
He added, “that was a VMA party, everyone was there. Angela Yee was literally at the table. I fuck with Yee, but she got Rumor Report and shit. Walking out of there I’m like, ‘Oh this about to be baaad.’ But for some reason no one had a camera out, a couple people was talking about it, but you know.”
He would go on to reveal Diddy’s vocals for that single came in during the last week of the recording.
Styles P gives gratitude to J. Cole for breathing life to one of his posse cut classics.
Since its release, The Off Season has garnered a ton of recognition and notoriety. J. Cole shies away from his typically featureless album approach on his latest effort. Instead, he adds appearances from a number of his peers including Lil Baby, Bas, 21 Savage, and fellow Fayetteville, NC native, Morray.
Back in 2019, Cole won his first Grammy with Savage for “A Lot.” Since then the two have certainly remained in touch as Savage appeared in Cole’s documentary prior to the album release. His track “My Life,” has been a standout song from The Off-Season. The track was inspired from Style P and Pharoahe’s track of the same name from Style’s debut album, A Gangster & A Gentleman.
Styles P & Pharoahe took to social media to praise the three artists on their recreation.
“As Jay-Z & @llcoolj are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the young king who is obviously cut from the same cloth as those legends, reached out to say how much the My Life song moved him coming up in High School,” captioned Pharoahe on IG. “Shout out to @realcoleworld on yet another classic album / shout out to @stylesp / @phantomofthechakras2 on the creation of the 2002 classic, The Life. @MorrayDa1@21Savage@jakeuno“
Styles P took to Twitter to echo the same sentiment.
“I hit my brother the great @pharoahemonch yesterday like Ain’t we some cool middle aged dudes ??? Salute @JColeNC for a beautiful album Breath of fresh air !kicked it with him for a few he is such a gracious Jedi !!! It’s A honor to be honored by the honorable!”