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J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive” First Week Sales Projections


After a premature leak that happened just a week ago, J. Cole’s third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive was released today. Most people listened to the leak, but I waited until today to check it out and trust it’s worth the listen. With no singles being released, according to the HDD, J. Cole is set move at least 240k-270k.

Purchase the album here.

Check out the official video for the track “Apparently” which can be found after the break.

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J. Cole Announces “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (Album Cover & Release Date)


Earlier today, rumors spread about J. Cole “possibly” releasing a brand new album on December 9th. About an hour ago, Jermaine announced the brand new third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The title represents a street in Fayetteville, North Carolina which Jermaine represents himself. He’s not releasing any singles, just a straight album and we cannot wait. Check out his latest vlog after the jump where he talks about Hollywood, growing up in the Ville, what the album means to him and more.

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Events: Triple 8 Presents: 1st Annual Raleigh Day (Hosted By Rome Jeterr)


Our homie Rome Jeterr who #PaintsDaCityPurple is throwing an event for the city of Raleigh. Triple 8 Presents the 1st ever annual Raleigh Day. The vendor cookout kicks off at 6-9pm, while the celebration concert will begin shortly after. Performances will include Rome Jeterr, Kash Five,J-Black, Bama, Sonny Base and more.

The event will be held at Smokin Grooves, 2253 New Hope Church Rd Raleigh NC, 27804.
$5 cover, 21 +

September 19th, 2014

Remy Ma Prison Release Gets Delayed; Release Date Unknown


While we were all waiting on Remy Ma’s release from prison, still no official word that she was released. The Bronx rapper release date has been pushed back to an unspecified date due to an incident on July 21st. According to Bedford Hills Correctional facility, Remy will have to wait and until the issue is resolved.

Sad face. We’ll keep you updated.


BIG K.R.I.T. Announces ‘The Underground Edition’ Mixtape Collection


Krizzle has easily been the topic of conversations over the last couple of years when it comes to discussing consistency in his music. Big K.R.I.T. has announced a new collection, highlighting four of his mixtapes titled, The Underground Edition. From cassette tapes, CD’s, t-shirts, vinyl and more, I don’t think any die hard Krizzle fan would want to miss this.

“The Underground Edition [is] a limited-edition set highlighting all four of his acclaimed mixtapes: K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Return Of 4eva, 4eva N A Day, and King Remembered In Time. Available on cassette tape, CD, and vinyl, this exclusive collection will be individually numbered, in a custom slipcase with a bonus T-shirt, poster, and stickers. CD and vinyl editions limited to 500 units. Cassette edition limited to 250 units.”

Common Signs With Def Jam; Announces “Nobody’s Smiling” Release Date


Common & producer NO I.D. are prepping their forthcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling. The song is led by the first single “Kingdom” which features Vince Staples has already been released and a video directed by Hype Williams will be released soon. Also Common has signed an album deal with the label Def Jam, and below he talks about the upcoming album, and label deal. The album will be released on July 22nd, 2014.

“I’m honored to team up with No ID and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family. ‎ Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of hip hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No ID was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”

Jagged Edge Announces New Album “J.E. Heartbreak Too”; Preps First Single “Hope”

According to the press release, the r&b multi platinum collective Jagged Edge is set to release a follow up album to their 2000 release of J.E. Heartbreak. With a brand new deal, Jagged Edge are planning to step back into the r&b scene with J.E. Heartbreak Too. Producer /songwriter has produced the first single “Hope” which is being released on May 30th, 2014. Down below Jermaine Dupri has a few words to say about the upcoming eight studio album.

“Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult. We don’t want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It’s definitely a challenge, but the fans won’t be disappointed.”

Are y’all excited for this?

Young Money Yawn Inks Deal With RCA/Kemosabe Records After 1 Year of Rapping


Congrats to VA’s youngest rapper in charge, Young Money Yawn for inking a fresh new deal with RCA Records under the legend Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Ent. His new single featuring Pusha T & Lunch Money is dropping soon, so pop in after the break for the cover art & additional footage from the signing. Salute!

Yesterday evening, surrounded by close friends, family and his Creative Nation team, Yawn officially signed with RCA Records via Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Ent. imprint. Luke, who’s responsible for Billboard hits from the likes of B.o.B, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Rihanna, Shakira and Katy Perry, has been working closely with Yawn for the last few months and plans on playing a vital roll in his promising career. Following the success of his current radio rotated hits “Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Ft. Juicy J), “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus) and “Timber” (Pitbull), Yawn will be joining the list of priorities for Luke including upcoming releases from Usher, G.R.L. and Hilary Duff. The college graduate has been shot on three different occasions, been to jail twice and witnessed the rise and fall of one of the areas largest dynasty’s; content definitely won’t be an issue for the newest member of the LA label

Running on the heels on his well received visual over the Migos “Hannah Montana”, the next single he will release is “Shout Out To Papi”. The record features mentor Pusha T & Lunch Money, samples the theme song to popular 50′s sitcom I Love Lucy and was produced by Hunga .We wish nothing but success and stability for new face of Virginia hip-hop!

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