J. Cole has released a new song in honor of Mike Brown, the 18-year-old who was murdered by Ferguson, Missouri police on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Cole fired the song off to his publicist with this message, after uploading it early Friday morning to the Dreamville blog:
“Tired of seeing black boys killed. Tired of seeing black men killed. No more being numb to it. Made this yesterday. Not gonna wait for the album to put it out. It’s now. peace.”
Yeah, you read this right. Yesterday marked the 5th Anniversary of J. Cole’s mixtape, The Warm Up. Can you believe it’s been five years already. The video was originally shot in 2008, but five years later we get the official release for it. Jermaine also talks to Sway about the concept of the video and the impact it’s had on the North Carolina emcee since.
Check out the visuals for the “Lights Please” after the break. Also J. Cole has announced a second edition of his “Dollar And A Dream” tour. The tour dates can be found after the jump. Raleigh NC, J. Cole will be attendance July 19th.
After releasing this dope album, Last Winter, Queens artist and Dreamville signee Bas releases some visuals to accompany the project. Bas releases the J. Cole featured “My N***a Just Made Bail” which is one of the stand out records on the project. I’m glad to see visuals for this one, and hopefully we get to see more visuals from the extended play as well.
Check out the visuals after the break. Purchase the album here.
After giving us the entire walk through, break down of “Furthest Thing” last time he was in the studio. Jake One is back with another in the studio session. This time around he gives us the backstory, and shows us how he made “3 Wishes” for J. Cole on the Truly Yours 2 EP. These drums are featured on Jake One’s latest drum kit, Snare Jordan 2 which you can cop here.
As well as teaming up with his Dreamville clique to give us their Revenge Of The Dreamers mixtape which dropped just short of a month ago Jermaine has launched a new vlog with the same title. The vlog highlights the Cole and the crew’s antics on the What Dreams May Come True tour. Episode 1 below.
Sam Pilling jumps behind the lens to direct J. Cole’s official visuals for his “She Knows” single from his sophomore effort Born Sinner.
As we all know by now, J. Cole has ventured onto new moves with his Dreamville records landing a deal with Interscope Records. In an interview with Billboard, J. Cole talks about Interscope president of urban music, Joie Manda reaching out to him about being an executive, a label CEO and a producer. Although Dreamville consists of Omen, K-Quick and Bas, Bas is the only one who’s signed officially. Cole says Bas upcoming project, Last Winter, will be released on March 6th, will contain a free version and iTunes version.
“We’ve been dreaming about a label situation for years,” Cole told Billboard over the phone a few days after the announcement. “The deal’s been official since late December, and we’d been working on it for a while before that, but it felt too important to just go out and yell it right when it happened. It needed a more grand announcement.”
Read more here .
Out of nowhere, J. Cole releases a brand new project. Some songs we’ve heard before, but anything with J. Cole on it. We’re co-signing. Features includes Bas, Omen, and more. The project includes the original version of “Crooked Smile”. Make sure you download this now. Stream and download the project after the jump. Happy birthday J. Cole.
J. Cole and his Dreamville imprint has signed a partnership with Interscope Records. Great news!