Posted by Grubeats on October 4, 2011
In my eyes J. Cole is the future of hip-hop. His grassroots style mirrors the work of some of the games greatest artists. The album encompasses J. Cole’s musical career, tying together all the ends from The Come Up, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights and all releases preceding the album. As Jay-Z shares in this short video, he is interested in building artists, not just one hit wonders. While big Jay has been preaching to little J. for the past couple of years, Cole has been absorbing Hova’s words and applying them to his own work. Here’s a very brief look into some of the behind the scenes work that went into the album, along with a few words from Roc Nation’s CEO, Jay-Z. This is really just a tease for me because I know the countless hours of work that went into this album are poorly represented here. I might be happy with a hour or longer culmination of behind the scenes work.
“Jigga wouldn’t even take my CD when he seen me
Two years later bitch we made it on, on to the Blueprint
Now how’s that for persistence?” -J.Cole
P.S. I wanted to give you guys a full album review, but the server was giving me some issues, so if you want to talk #ColeWorld, hit me on twitter and we can chop it up.
Purchase Cole World: The Sideline Story on iTunes (I really, really, really, really, recommend doing so)
Posted by Grubeats on September 26, 2011
I’m boiling out of my pot right now in anticipation for J. Cole’s album release tomorrow. With less than 24 hours remaining til the release of Cole World: The Sideline Story, Cole get’s a little froggy and drops the visuals for “Daddy’s Little Girl”, which is one of 3 bonus tracks featured on the album. Although I have resisted the temptation to bootleg the album or even stream it online, I think it’s fair to say this is one of the deeper tracks on the project. Great performance by memphis Broadway Musical dancer, Candice Monet McCall, who paints Cole’s words into quite a picture. While you’re waiting, make sure you cop all of J’s previous projects below. #ColeWorld
MUST DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – The Come Up (Mixtape)
MUST DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – The Warm Up (Mixtape)
MUST DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Friday Night Lights (Mixtape)
Artwork & track listing after the break! READ ON >>