Sitting down with BET, Jermaine speaks on Nasir’s reaction to the song he crafted for him on Born Sinner, which is out now.
The #June18th release party is officially here and Kanye West’s Yeezus, J. Cole’s Born Sinner, Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off, Statik Selektah’s Extended Play,
Madlib Quasimoto’s Yessir, Whatever are all up for grabs. We asked y’all who you thought would put out the best album last month and today we’d like to know which ones you will actually be supporting. Hit the jump and let us know!
During his promo run for Born Sinner (which is available on iTunes now and hits shelves in the morning), J. Cole stopped by Hot97 and kicked some bars over a couple classic instrumentals. Check the full audio below and check the videos here.
PREVIOUS: Bas – Lit f. J. Cole & KQuick (Video)
Directed by Justin Benoliel.
PREVIOUS: Bas – Mook II f. Hemdi
Cole highlights his tour stops in the ATL and B-More in a video recap of his “Dollar & A Dream” tour. Born Sinner arrives in stores tomorrow.
The latest edition of Grown Simba’s Born Sinner viral series continues with fewllow Dreamvillain producer Ced Brown.
Born Sinner drops this Tuesday (June 18th); but you knew that already (pre-order on iTunes).
J. Cole kicks off his chaotic 10 city road show, better known as the Dollar & A Dream Tour with aquick stop in Miami. Each of these shows are only a $1 to enter and first come, first serve. Cole performs classic songs from the Warm Up to Born Sinner. Up next, Atlanta and Baltimore.
Cole World took over Power 106′s “Backstage Breakfast” this week at the Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. He performed his hit singles including his new singles from his upcoming album, Born Sinner. Cole also sat down for a one-on-one where he spoke on the new album, his past crush on Alicia Keys, his first job, and more.
With June 18th only six days away and Born Sinner up for pre-sale on iTunes, J. Cole gave the Dopehouse the green light to share a bonus track off the Deluxe Version that features 50 Cent and Dreamville’s hidden talent Bas (who recently dropped a new project, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 2). It’s a Queens thing.
Sitting down with Page31, Elite speaks on how he and J. Cole originally linked up, recording The Warm Up at his crib, his contribution to Born Sinner (co-produced “Crooked Smile” and “Born Sinner” with additional production on “Runaway” and “Let Nas Down”) and more. Check his insight behind “Let Nas Down” below and read the rest of the interview here.
What was you reaction to hearing Nas was let down by “Work Out”?
First of all I was blessed—that was an incredible song to be a part of. He called me in the studio when he sampled the joint, he’s like ‘yo I got this joint, I want you to hear,’ yada yada. But he hadn’t recorded it yet, so he plays the beat and he’s asking me should we change anything. I’m like dog, this shit is perfect, it sounds great. Just leave it how it is. Then he went into the booth and recorded the whole song all the way through, I think he might’ve done it in one take! Or at least maybe two. So I never heard the story, I’m hearing the story live as he’s rapping it in the booth. So I didn’t know, I didn’t know Nas didn’t like it, so I’m like what? This is incredible. To this day I still get chills when I hear the song and the honesty. It’s just so well written. The composition of the story is well written, its one of my favorite hip-hop songs ever.
Any word on if Nas got a chance to hear that one yet?
Yeah, I’ll let Cole tell that story and I’m sure he can tell it a lot better because he was there. There is a really cool story behind that one and I’m sure he’ll tell it at some point.
With the June 18th “showoff” between Kanye West, J. Cole, Mac Miller and Statik Selektah, DJ Drama says he believes J. Cole will sell more than Kanye West. He also took to Twitter to confirm Mack Maine’s D5 update and officially announces that he and Lil Wayne will be releasing a fifth installment of their Dedication mixtape series.