Hip-Hop, Videos | J. Cole – The Cure (Prod. by J. Cole)

Posted by on July 27, 2012

With an overwhelming industry shift over the past couple years, Roc Nation’s prince is finding himself having difficulty keeping up with the expected “standard” for new music.

“I ain’t drop nothing in a while because I feel like we in this digital age where sh– moves so fast,” he said. “N—-s got songs every week, you can’t even keep up with this sh–.” – J. Cole

Confidently taking a step back to plot his next move, Jermaine recently debuted a new verse from what’s presumed to be his next single, “Chaining Day” at DJ Spynfo’s Mic Check in NYC.  Showcasing the ice around his neck  both visually and verbally, J. Cole admits he has succumbed to the “rap star” image but takes an oath to return to being J. Cole, not just “that guy”.  Above is a picture I took of J. Cole while he was performing at the University of New Hampshire back in the spring, shining his $J,esu,spi,ece.   When I think of J. Cole, I think of that skinny rapper/baller wearing a black T two sizes too small.  Do I care if he’s conformed?  Do you care?  As long as his music doesn’t reflect his growing wallet, I could care less what he’s wearing.  Will “Chaining Day” force weak rappers into a noose?  Only time will tell.

*UPDATE* – Minutes after I published this post, Cole just dropped a new cut sampling The Throne x Beyonce’s “Lift Off”.  The Cole World CEO does some venting on “The Cure”, reassuring his fans he still has a lot to prove and there is plenty more fire on the way.

Watch/Listen to “Chaining Day” verse below!


Contests | Winter White Tour Ticket Giveaway [UNH]

Posted by on February 3, 2012

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NV Concepts kicked off the Winter White Tour last night in Albany, NY featuring a deep lineup of the game’s biggest DJ’s & producers along with some of the hottest up and coming stars.  After snow squalling the state of NY, the tour will be taking a trip up to the granite state where UNH will be the next town to get whited out.  We know your pockets are burning after you cut the check for your spring break trip so even a $35 ticket can run you deep.  With that being said, we’re offering up 2 Free Tickets to The Winter White Tour at UNH February 8th (this Wednesday).  So if you’re a UNH student, or just looking for an excuse to rage on a Wednesday night, follow the directions below for your chance to see David Guetta & R3hab FREE.

To Enter (only need to complete #1 OR #2 to be entered):

1.) Update your Facebook status to say,

“I want to rage with Fresh New Tracks (tag our fan page http://facebook.com/freshnewtracks ) & NV Concepts (tag NV Concepts fan page http://www.facebook.com/NVConcepts ) at the Winter White Tour (tag Winter White Tour fan page http://www.facebook.com/WinterWhiteTour ) at UNH!”

If you don’t tag the pages, I’ll have no idea you entered.  No rocket science, you all know how to “do facebook”.

2.) If by chance you don’t know how to tag on Facebook, or you would like an alternative way to enter, here’s a more creative option.

a.) Take/Send a picture of you rocking either NV Concepts or FNT gear

b.) Draw or design a picture or graphic of what FNT and NV Concepts mean to you

c.) Submit something creative and interesting that includes both of our names and/or logos

All of Option #2 submissions must be either emailed ([email protected]), tweeted (@Grubeats), or posted to our Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/FreshNewTracks).  Make sure to include your name.

If you’re looking for additional tickets for the show you can PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

P.S. There will be some exclusive FNT shirts and tanks on sale at the show – look out for me at the FNT TABLE!