J. Cole

J. Cole

Dreamville / Roc Nation Records

J. Cole Almost Executive Produced French Montana’s Debut Album

By DJ Z | Posted November 2, 2017
Yes, in an alternate rap universe, J. Cole shaped 'Excuse My French.'

J. Cole, Atmosphere & How Our Favorite Artists Become Lifelines

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted October 30, 2017
When I drop the ball on self-care, I know I can always turn to my favorite artists to pick up the slack.

J. Cole’s Tour Invitation to Lute Included Compensation for Missed Work Days

By DJ Z | Posted October 18, 2017
"I was like, 'Shit man, I just got fired like two or three days ago so I ain’t even worried about that. I got my bags I’m ready to go.'"
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From J. Cole to Nas, How Hip-Hop’s Best Use Storytelling to Flip Our Perspective

By Yoh | Posted October 17, 2017
The list of hip-hop artists who have used songs as a vehicle for incredible, out of the box storytelling is endless.

Russ Defends “Fanning the Fuck Out” After Meeting “His Idol” J. Cole

By DJ Z | Posted October 4, 2017
"Look at how people try and play the legends. Why?"
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From J. Cole to Isaiah Rashad, Capturing Depression With One Line

By Donna-Claire Chesman | Posted September 6, 2017
When it comes to perfectly capturing feelings of depression, these four artists delivered one-liners that really struck a chord.

Dreams Come True: My Night With J. Cole & Dreamville

By Yoh | Posted August 15, 2017
J. Cole told me that he reads my work. You really never know who is watching, appreciating all that you do.

4 Hip-Hop Songs Actually “Fighting The System” That You Won’t See at the VMAs

By Jeff Baird | Posted August 8, 2017
MTV reduced the role of artists from a tool of social and political impact to something lucrative and artificial.

Was Hip-Hop’s New Generation Established in 2013?

By Yoh | Posted August 7, 2017
From JAY-Z, Eminem and Nas to Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & Drake. What year did the guard change?

Vic Mensa vs. J. Cole: Comparing Two Roads to Roc Nation Stardom

By Yoh | Posted July 19, 2017
Cole proved that you can become a star at Roc Nation and still make music with meaning, yet he doesn't appear to be the blueprint for the label.
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