J. Cole x Major Lazer - "Get Free ColeWorld" | New Music

And with that J. Cole's take on Major Lazer's (Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire) single "Get Free" featuring Amber Coffman was birthed into our world. The North Carolina raised Roc Nation-signed rapper and producer gives us some thought provoking bars touching on interracial relationships, hood mentality, politics and more, press play and download below.


J. Cole kicks a new freestyle at Kendrick Lamar show in North Carolina [Video]

Whilst captivating West Coast lyricist Kendrick Lamar was over in North Carolina recently as part of his BET Music Matters tour, he called on top-charting local talent J. Cole to join him onstage and kick a freestyle, along with a few cuts from the Grammy nominated Roc Nation star's debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, including "Nobody's Perfect" and "Can't Get Enough." Read more


J.Cole live at Power 106 PowerHouse 2012 | Full Concert Video

Jay-Z wasn't the only Roc Nation rep killing it on the live scene this weekend. Label signee J.Cole was on the bill for Los Angeles radio network Power 106's PowerHouse 2012 event. Donning his trademark self-branded varsity jacket, Cole ran through 30-minutes worth of material from The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights mixtapes and, of course, his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story.Read more


J.Cole & Big K.R.I.T. Perform in Rhode Island [Video]


Kicking off their Campus Consciousness tour last night (which was announced back in February), J.Cole and Big K.R.I.T. embarked on the University of Rhode Island to perform a slew of their hottest records.Read more


J. Cole - "Sideline Story" | Music Video


Roc Nation's North Carolina jewel J. Cole drops the video for "Sideline Story," a standout track musing on the struggles to success, as featured on his top-charting debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. Read more


Snapshot: J.Cole unveils still from "Sideline Story" music video

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Following the announcement that the video to his "Sideline Story" track will arrive on April 11th, J.Cole leaks this still from the forthcoming clip via his Dream Villain blog. "Gone and I ain’t looking back...," Cole says, as he looks to build further excitement for the new set of visuals.Read more


J. Cole to unveil "Sideline Story" music video on April 11th | Music News


J.Cole's debut album will be receiving more accompanying footage. The rapper's "Sideline Story" cut will be translated to a music video which will premiere on Jay-Z's Life + Times website on Wednesday April 11th. The clip is directed by Axel Laramée, who also shot the footage for the "Daddy's Little Girl" video. This upcoming video will serve as the eight set of visuals from J.Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story album (read our review HERE).

See below for an Instagram teaser from the video shoot.Read more


J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott - "Nobody's Perfect" | Music Video

 
New school meets the old in the official music video for Grammy nominated J Cole's latest single "Nobodys Perfect" taken from his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. For the visual that signals the return of the one and only Missy Elliot after seven years out of the spotlight for their collaborative record, Cole delivers his reflective bars with Missy (looking like she hasn't aged one bit) playing her role as his therapist with an array of snapshots to accompany the narrative of this dynamic and impressive Colin Tilley directed video.
One of young Simba's best visuals so far. Check it out below.


J. Cole performs "Work Out" on the Late Show with David Letterman | TV Catch-Up


Roc Nation's posterboy and Grammy nominated rapper J. Cole dropped in on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform his Kanye West and Paula Abdul sampling single "Work Out" which is taken from the North Carolina hailing MC's chart topping debut solo studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story with his full band. Watch the full performance below.Read more


J.Cole breaks down "Can't Get Enough" + "In The Morning" [Video]

Having reached the number one spot and going gold with his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, Roc Nation's J.Cole speaks on what it was like creating the album in this commentary series.
In the first episode the Grammy nominated newcomer talks about how he called upon Trey Songz to work on Can't Get Enough and how it reflects the fun and care free side of him. He also goes on to discuss his track In The Morning, how special it was to him and how old the track actually was before Drake put his verse on the now unforgettable hit. Watch as he explains in full below:


J. Cole performs "Can't Get Enough" at BBC 1Xtra Live in Birmingham [Video]


Mr Cole World alias J. Cole took to the stage at the Birmingham stop of the BBC 1Xtra Live tour on tuesday night alongside the likes of the UK's own Wretch 32, Maverick Saber and more. Take a peek at this performance of the Trey Songz featuring "Can't Get Enough" from his debut solo studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

After the jump J. Cole chats to Sarah Jane and Twin B from 1Xtra about cultivating a UK fanbase, working with Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32 and more.Read more


J. Cole talks about Kanye West, radio and a new formula [Video]


Karmaloop TV recently caught up with J. Cole and spoke to him about a few bits following up to his number one Billboard chart album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. They quizzed Cole on how he felt about those who compared his entry into the game and early success to Kanye West's ascension, to which he said he was a huge fan of Kanye, also speaking on the fact that some radio territories haven't yet caught up to the successful amount of groundwork he has put in and not having a smash hit record to lead the album with. He expands on this further, saying he has changed the formula of what success means and has possibly paved the way for artists like Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. - check the interview below.
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J. Cole - "Lost Ones" | Music Video


Having premiered this live at the closing US show of his current tour in New York earlier tonight, J. Cole unveils the video for "Lost Ones"; a stellar, emotional song dealing with the issues surrounding abortion from both sides of the fence, taken from the North Carolina rap star's chart-topping debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. Definitely an album highlight as Roc Nation's first signee shows why he's the people's champ. Filmed in 2008 before his record deal was even in sight, this one is "Dedicated to the Lost Ones."


J. Cole talks debut album, favourite UK artist and more [Video]

During his trip to London this past summer, Roc Nation's first pick J. Cole sat down with the folk at RCA records to talk about his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, his favourite artist and moments from the country and my favourite gaf, Nandos. Jermaine also speaks on his relationship with mentor Jay-Z and hinting about performing the British sounding Mr. Nice Watch for the fans this side of the pond.

Read our review, update your iTunes and get Cole World: The Sideline Story here if you haven't already and get tickets for his upcoming UK headline tour here


J. Cole - A Day In The Life... [Video]


Ever wondered what a day in the life of the 26-year-old Roc Nation signed North Carolina raised MC/producer J. Cole was like? Well the good folk at The Boombox spent a day with Mr Cole World in New York bang in the middle of promoting his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, watch as he checks into Hot97 for interviews with esteemed radio personalities to an in-store album signing and more. Watch the video below.

J. Cole's debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story is out now. Read our review here.


J. Cole performs "Cole World" & "Work Out" on Jimmy Kimmel Live | TV Catch-Up


That kid Jermaine alias J. Cole hit the Jimmy Kimmel Live show last night on the promo run for his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story which has taken the number one spot on the Billboard charts this week and has broken debut album sales records. J. Cole performed the album title track as well as his Kanye West sampling single "Work Out" and you can watch both performances below.

"Cole World"

"Work Out"

Cole World: The Sideline Story is out now, read our review and buy it here.