That on your neck is MY original Roc chain, and it’s yours.
Quite the bday gift, Hov.
J. Cole is celebrating his 29th birthday today, performing probably his biggest show to date (right now at posting time in Madison Square Garden), and oh: released a new 11 track mixtape out of nowhere and announced that Dreamville has a partnership with Interscope. So, what can make this day better for Cole? (Because I need to see this in writing…) Jay Z gives J. Cole his original Roc-A-Fella chain.
Peep the videos above (with the pic on the homepage via Nigel D) and also… someone by the name of Kendrick Lamar was also a surprise guest. Here’s another video of that:
It’s a big day for J. Cole, and as a byproduct, his fans. Cole celebrates his 29th birthday with two big pieces of news. One is that his Dreamville Records has signed a partnership with Interscope. Two is new music!
Here’s an 11-track mixtape out of nowhere that features he and his Dreamville stable (Chi-Town’s Omen, one of my favorites, included), with the last track being an original version of “Crooked Smile”. Enjoy the stream/free download below.
MMG choose Grammy night to release the “Black Grammys” visuals, and sure enough, they’re in black and white. It’s Wale, Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole, with mainstay MMG director DRE Films behind the lens.
One of my favorites from Born Sinner was J. Cole’s smooth collab with Jhene Aiko — the bonus track “Sparks Will Fly”. This one picked up steam as the album settled and both artists’ star power rose in 2013. Today, we get a look into how the production was made for “Sparks Will Fly” from the producers, Christian Rich as they sit down with Truth Studios. The duo walks us through how the beat started from scratch, they had a female vocal lying around that turned out to be the perfect fit, to adding some hip hop drums from there. Watch the quick clip above to hear the rest of the story and if you do, you’ll likely be inspired to listen to the full product. I gotchu. See below.
J. Cole releases an unreleased track from the “Therapist” era when he was 17. He puts down some pretty dope rhymes on the grind to get that cash (what any other motivated 17-year old would rap about, right?). I enjoyed this — a quick 1:30 song to add to your J. Cole collection.