Big Sean celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut album, ‘Finally Famous’

Big Sean celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut album, 'Finally Famous'

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since Big Sean released his debut album Finally Famous on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music record label. The Detroit rapper hit up Instagram this week to reflect on his humble beginnings and the classics the album spawned. “It’s the 10-year anniversary of my first album Finally Famous. […]

J. Cole releases new sneakers in honor of Basketball Africa League experience

J. Cole releases new sneakers in honor of Basketball Africa League experience

J. Cole finished his short run in the Basketball Africa League this week as he made his transition to professional basketball. The North Carolina rapper wrapped up his three preliminary games coming off the bench for a total of 45 minutes and finished with a stat sheet of five points, three assists and five rebounds […]

J. Cole exits Basketball Africa League as Rick Ross defends his presence

J. Cole exits Basketball Africa League as Rick Ross defends his presence

J. Cole’s stint in the Basketball Africa League has come to an end, and he’s now headed back to the United States due to a “family obligation.” J. Cole made his professional basketball debut earlier this month in the BAL after signing with the Rwanda Patriots. The North Carolina rapper actually fulfilled his contract obligation […]

Basketball Africa League player calls J. Cole’s presence ‘disrespectful’

Basketball Africa League player calls J. Cole's presence 'disrespectful'

J. Cole made his professional basketball debut earlier this month in the Basketball Africa League after signing with the Rwanda Patriots and his three points, rebounds and two assists in just under 18 minutes of his first game were highly praised and reported on. However, AS Salé guard Terrell Stoglin feels the praise is unwarranted […]

J. Cole joins Timbaland’s Beatclub (video)

J. Cole joins Timbaland's Beatclub (video)

J. Cole returned with a vengeance this May as he released his sixth studio album The Off-Season and made his professional basketball debut as a guard for the Rwanda Patriots in the Basketball Africa League. The Fayetteville, NC MC handled a lot of his production – as usual – on his latest project and worked […]

Fans react to J. Cole freestyle rap that included Bill Cosby

Fans react to J. Cole freestyle rap that included Bill Cosby

J. Cole established himself long ago as a mesmerizing storyteller who routinely awes fans on wax, on stage and through his artistic videos. Cole created another memorable and controversial moment when he visited L.A. Leakers over at Power 106. Accepting the radio station’s freestyle challenge, J. Cole dropped a Bill Cosby reference during the rap […]

J. Cole announces long-awaited 6th studio album, ‘The Off-Season’

J. Cole announces long-awaited 6th studio album, 'The Off-Season'

J. Cole has announced the release date for his “years-in-the-making” album, The Off-Season. The 36-year-old chart-topper surprised his fans this week by confirming the hotly awaited record will arrive on May 14, 2021. Cole teased his first project since 2018’s KOD by posting the artwork on social media. Just know this was years in the […]

‘Quicksand’ rapper Morray signs with Interscope and discusses J. Cole co-sign

'Quicksand' rapper Morray signs with Interscope and discusses J. Cole co-sign

North Carolina rapper Morray has had the radio waves on lock for the past few months with his independent single “Quicksand” and has now landed a record deal with Interscope Records. To kick things off, Morray will be releasing his first mixtape Street Sermons which will include the previously released singles “Quicksand,” “Kingdom,” “Switched Up” […]

Kanye West calls himself Nat Turner, demands apology from J. Cole and Drake

Kanye West calls himself Nat Turner, demands apology from J. Cole and Drake

The Kanye West presidential campaign continues to perplex and confound the electorate, if not keep it entertained, with his often indecipherable Twitter outbursts. West, 43, set the social media platform ablaze when he compared himself to one of the most revered slave abolitionists ever, Nat Turner, all while brusquely commanding that J. Cole, 35, and […]

Singer-songwriter Polly A shares her inspiration and why we are chosen

Singer-songwriter Polly A shares her inspiration and why we are chosen

Polly A has a voice and a spirit that cuts through the noise. Her lyrics are purposeful and direct. Polly boasts an impressive background with the esteemed Florentine Opera Company, while her influences are steeped in the sounds of Bob Marley and Yellowman. Her move to New York to attend Columbia University opened up a […]

J. Cole training for NBA?

J. Cole training for NBA?

J. Cole is training for the NBA, according to fellow rapper Master P. The 35-year-old star recently joined forces with Master P for a Puma commercial, where it is hinted that J is in training for a National Basketball Association tryout and veteran rapper Master P claims J is serious about basketball. Master P — […]

J. Cole confirms he has 2 sons

J. Cole confirms he has 2 sons

J. Cole has confirmed he is the father of two sons. The 35-year-old rap star has always tried to remain tight-lipped about his personal life, but in a new essay concerning the four years since the release of his 4 Your Eyez Only’album, he’s revealed he is a father to two young boys. Cole — […]

J. Cole takes heat for controversial new single, ‘Snow on Tha Bluff’

J. Cole takes heat for controversial new single, 'Snow on Tha Bluff'

J. Cole released a surprise single in the midst of the uprising that’s occurring globally following the untimely death of George Floyd. Cole’s song, “Snow on Tha Bluff” became a trending topic during the early morning hours of June 17 due to its lyrical content. The song came two weeks after Chicago-based rapper, Noname, posted […]

Tinashe, J. Cole and other celebrities join George Floyd protests nationwide

Tinashe, J. Cole and other celebrities join George Floyd protests nationwide

Nearly a week after the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, protests have erupted across the country. Starting Friday, May 30, and continuing throughout the weekend, thousands of people congregated in cities across the country to protest police brutality. Many Americans peacefully demonstrated with Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery […]

Drake, The Weeknd, J. Cole FaceTime with 11-year-old cancer patient (video)

Drake, The Weeknd, J. Cole FaceTime with 11-year-old cancer patient (video)

The family of an 11-year-old cancer patient helped the young boy FaceTime with his favorite hip-hop and R&B stars just days before he passed away from the disease. Rap superstars Drake, 33 and J. Cole, 35, along with singer The Weeknd, 30, hopped on a face-to-face conversation with Elijah Patrick Williams, 11, for a few […]

Gang Starr fills a listening void for 2019 with an instant hip-hop classic

Gang Starr fills a listening void for 2019 with an instant hip-hop classic

The legendary hip-hop group Gang Starr released One of the Best Yet and it is a welcome addition to an overall underwhelming 2019. DJ Premier is the only surviving member of Gang Starr, as Keith Edward Elam also known as GURU (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), died on April 10, 2010. This project comes 16 years […]

New Music Friday: Lil Boosie x Zaytoven is pure heat; J Cole joins rap royalty

New Music Friday: Lil Boosie x Zaytoven is pure heat; J Cole joins rap royalty

It’s another New Music Friday and if Pete Rock & Skyzoo don’t do it for you, perhaps Lil Boosie and Zaytoven will? They both delivered projects that hit the mark with quality tracks and outstanding production. Beyond that, we tossed in some hidden gems, playlist-ready singles and a song that marks the resurrection of Gang […]

Kanye West takes new shots at Drake and J. Cole (video)

Kanye West takes new shots at Drake and J. Cole (video)

Kanye West has never exemplified trepidation about mixing it up when he believes a fellow rapper or well-heeled critic has come for him. That’s why it took hip-hop fans by surprise when it appeared that J. Cole threw shade at him with his hit joint “False Prophets” without a Kanye comeback. Well, it turns out […]