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6 Reasons Why We Need This New J. Cole Album

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home

After a relatively quiet year for J. Cole, it was confirmed last week that the rapper is officially dropping his fourth album “4 Your Eyez Only” o...

Raising Bertie: Their Stories Are Our Stories

Brian C. Bush | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Brian C. Bush

In communities built on the ruins of slavery, where the rate of poverty soars, America's forgotten victims quietly face issues centered around mass incarceration, institutional racism, and inequality in education, mirroring those of their urban peers.

J. Cole's Forest Hills Drive Film Tells the Story of a Hometown Hero

Matthew Cooper | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Matthew Cooper

Every town needs a hero; a beacon of hope, a manifestation of the American dream. For Fayetteville, North Carolina, that hero is Jermaine LaMarr Cole.

Conversation With Phife Dawg of a Tribe Called Quest

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

The opportunity came up to interview Phife Dawg of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest right before the Christmas holidays. For those of ...

2 Injured In Shooting Outside J. Cole Concert In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home

Two people were shot in the parking lot of the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, on Monday evening, state police said. Witnesses say they h...

J. Cole Joins Janet Jackson In New Video For 'No Sleeep'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.24.2015 | Home

Last month, Janet Jackson released "No Sleeep," her first single in seven years. Now the iconic singer has a brand new video to go with it. In the vid...

J. Cole Attends Fan's High School Graduation And Offers To Help With College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Home

In case you thought J. Cole was like every other celebrity, think again. According to MTVNews, the rapper took a break from his national tour in order...

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.19.2016 | Home
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"

What's Up With the Single?:Album Sales and the Malleability of the Promotional Song

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Home
Marcel Hidalgo

The power residing in the single is malleable. Perhaps the time has come for musicians and label executives to begin treating singles and albums as two separate entities.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With J. Cole on What Really Matters in Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Home
Tavis Smiley

His latest and most personal project to date, entitled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a reflection on how a boy from North Carolina discovered his life's purpose. In this clip, J. Cole opens up about one particularly significant track on the album, "Love Yourz."

J. Cole Lays Out His Generous Plan For Single Mothers

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.02.2015 | Home

J. Cole has big plans in store for his now-famous Fayetteville, North Carolina childhood home that graces the cover of his latest album, “2014 Fores...

Rapper Petty Responds To Samuel L. Jackson's Challenge With Powerful Video

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home

Two weeks ago, Samuel L. Jackson issued a challenge akin to the Ice Bucket Challenge (which helped fund ALS research) with another objective in mind: ...

Analyzing J. Cole's '2014 Forest Hills Drive' And His Place In Hip Hop

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Home

With little warning, J. Cole announced Nov. 17 plans to release his third studio album, "2014 Forest Hills Drive." A mere three weeks later, on Dec. 9...

J. Cole Visits Morehouse Students

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Timothy Tukes

There on the side street juxtaposed to Chivers, Mays and Dansby Halls, a crowd of more than two hundred wide-eyed, screaming students gathered with cell phones in hand stand ready to digitally record some unforgettable moment.

J. Cole Announces New Album Coming In December

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home

Rumors began swirling on Sunday that J. Cole was planning to release a new album in December titled "2014 Forest Hills Drive" after a pre-order popped...

Rapper Mourns For Michael Brown In Tribute Song

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.21.2014 | Home

A week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country are demanding j...

A Shift in Hip Hop: What Kendrick's Verse Didn't Do

Mahogany Clayton | Posted 10.11.2014 | Home
Mahogany Clayton

While there are still some remaining musical gems, there is too much talent out there for us to be forced to listen to garbage more often than not. The radio should be riddled with forceful rhymes, instead it's bass-filled beats to stifle the lack of skill on every track.

2 Chainz Performs At U Of M's MUSIC Matters' Benefit Concert

Sydney Berger | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home
Sydney Berger

The organization, which started two-and-a-half years ago with Schermer, nine friends, and a hundred dollars in a Michigan dorm room, now has 150 members and a growing alumni backing.

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Home
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

VH1 Airing Six Nights Of Live Concerts Before Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.24.2014 | Home

Just as players, performers and an endless sea of promoters descend upon New York City for the Super Bowl, VH1 is running a six-night series of live c...

J. Cole Has Some Words For Kendrick Lamar

Posted 11.30.2013 | Home

Justin Timberlake has rounded up a few of his hip-hop compatriots to assist on a remix of "TKO," the "20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" track that's currentl...

In Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar Is King

Timothy Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Timothy Cooper

Right now, Kendrick is king. His innovation runs deep, and I hope it runs deep enough to avoid the shallowness of an industry that too often neglects freshness and comfortably embraces the modus operandi.

J. Cole's New Video Asks the U.S. to 'Reconsider Your War on Drugs'

Kassandra Frederique | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Kassandra Frederique

Wednesday, Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole released the video for his new single "Crooked Smile." This powerful video is based on the 2010 murder of Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old girl killed during a police raid in Detroit.

Singer Drops Emotional New Video

Posted 09.18.2013 | Home

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 | Home

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...