J. Cole’s Dreamville collective are gearing up to release their third compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, featuring contributions from Dreamville artists J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EARTHGANG, and J.I.D. Today, they share the first two singles from the forthcoming LP. “Down Bad” counts verses from Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EARTHGANG, and … More »
Here is the genius of Songland: It’s every music reality show you’ve ever seen, but it’s also every makeover show you’ve ever seen. Like the best minds in the songwriting industry it spotlights, the NBC series — airing Tuesdays at 10PM ET — has managed to distill lots of familiar ingredients into something fresh. There’s … More »
Three of hip-hop’s established stars just released what could be one of the most exciting singles of 2019. “The London” by Young Thug with stalwart guests J. Cole and Travis Scott on features is an upbeat club-rap anthem that displays the versatility of its credited artists.
Beginning with a hook using Scott’s cruising auto-tune, the verses from Cole and Thug that follow (in that order) represent the ability of both artists to adapt their vocal work. Fans of each would note that Cole and Thug’s respective flows are often the inverse of each other, with Cole known for his smooth and heartfelt lyricism, while Thug is harsher and choppier. For this track, however, the two have found a middle ground that complements their different styles and enhances the track overall.
Cole revealed earlier this year that he is executive producing Thug’s upcoming album, GØŁDMØÜFDÖG, and it would not be surprising if this single is included on the LP.
Who are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »
J. Cole has been a huge rap star for years, but right now, he’s in the process of leveling up. Earlier this year, Cole’s new single “Middle Child” became his biggest hit ever. And this past weekend, Cole finally staged his own music festival. Cole’s Dreamville Festival was supposed to go … More »
J. Cole really tried it. A week and a half ago, J. Cole was at the NBA Slam-Dunk Contest to serve as a human prop — like Dwight Howard’s Superman cape, or Blake Griffin’s Kia, or Donovan Mitchell’s Kevin Hart. The runner-up in this year’s Dunk Contest was Knicks guard Dennis Smith, Jr. More »
“Middle Child” debuted at #4 on the Hot 100 a few weeks ago, immediately becoming J. Cole’s highest charting single — deservedly so given that the T-Minus-produced track is one of Cole’s best. It’s a darkly catchy head-bob with bars that manage to be clever without overdoing it as Cole is wont to … More »
Tonight is the annual NBA all-star basketball game in LA, which means it’s been one year since Fergie’s hilariously bad rendition of the National Anthem. For tonight’s game, the league recruited Anthony Hamilton for the American National Anthem and Carly Rae Jepsen for the Canadian National Anthem. More »