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J. Cole Born Sinner

Singer Drops Emotional New Video

Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

J. Cole released the music video to his new single "Crooked Smile" with the two remaining members of TLC on Wednesday. The visuals to the collaboratio...

Rapper: 'Obama Would Not Be President If He Were Dark Skin'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

Rapper J. Cole released his sophomore album, "Born Sinner," earlier this year, but he's doing a round of press in promotion of a video game that's usi...


Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

J. Cole has officially made his way to the top. The 28-year-old rapper nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week with his sophomore alb...


Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

The top slots on this week's Billboard albums chart are plastered with new releases, even if the fresh entries didn't manage to hit peak sales expecta...

'Yeezus' Is On Track For No. 1

Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

Following a leak that prompted diminishing sales expectations, Kanye West's "Yeezus" has reportedly sold 221,535 copies with 50 percent of first-week ...

Hear Four New Drake Songs

Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment

Steel yourselves, Drake fans: The start of summer suddenly feels like Christmas, given the present bestowed upon us by the 26-year-old rapper. Dra...

J. Cole: Rapper, Producer and... Body Image Counselor?

Baze Mpinja | Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices
Baze Mpinja

Although "Crooked Smile" is a refreshing display of social awareness, it doesn't mean that Cole's entire album is warm and fuzzy. Rappers have the right to say what they want, and offensive lyrics aren't going away anytime soon.

J. Cole Lives Up To The Hype

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

J. Cole, "Born Sinner" (Roc Nation/Columbia) J. Cole continues to live up to the hype he initially got from rap great Jay-Z, delivering an assortment...

Kia Makarechi

'I Feel Like I've Done A Lot For Hip-Hop' | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

Like Drake before him and Kendrick Lamar sort-of after him, J. Cole's one of those rappers who doesn't pretend he's free of emotions. He's the dude wh...

TLC's Surprising Project

Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas may have found their next gig. The remaining members of hip-hop girl group TLC are reportedly f...

J. Cole Wants To Battle Kanye!?

Posted 05.29.2013 | Black Voices

Last weekend, as Kanye West managed to debut and perform new material from his forthcoming June 18 opus, “Yeezus,” the controversial MC has appare...