NOTABLENOTICE

My Little Corner On The Web…

Posts Tagged ‘J.Cole

NOTEABLE READ: Hov Speaks on Grammy’s

leave a comment »

Grammys are nice, but for Jay-Z, it has always been about respect.

Despite winning a golden gramophone in 1999 for his Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life LP, Hov boycotted the show after the committee failed to nominate DMX that same year. “I didn’t think they gave the rightful respect to hip-hop,” Jay told MTV News back in 2002.

Jigga has, of course, been nominated and won numerous times since, including a Best Rap Album nomination for his and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album. Jay’s Roc Nation signee J. Cole also picked up a Best New Artist nom, and though the statues won’t be handed out until February, the God MC believes Cole is already a winner.

“I think it’s great for him, because I’m sure it’s a dream of his. We grew up seeing Michael Jackson, and I’m sure he grew up seeing whatever moment stuck in his mind, so I know it’s great for him to do that,” Hov told MTV News following a press conference announcing a pair of charitable shows at Carnegie Hall in New York. “I think he’s already won Best New Artist, to me. His journey is what I’m really excited about.”

Cole first broke out in 2009 after releasing The Warm Up mixtape online. Unlike most rap up-and-comers these days, Cole was actually signed before his breakout tape was released. After hearing his coming-of-age love story “Lights Please,” Jay signed the young rapper/producer to his Roc Nation label. Rather than commandeer the youngster’s project, Jigga let Cole find his own voice. Many, including Cole, expected his debut album to come out in 2010, but it didn’t — maybe for the best. When Cole World: The Sideline Story did drop in September, it sold more than 218,000 copies in its first week, hit #1 on the Billboard albums chart and is now certified gold…

MTV (Whole Article)

Written by One

December 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , , ,

NEW MAG COVER: J.Cole Covers YRB

leave a comment »

But in an era where hashtag rap reigns supreme, Cole’s success isn’t just a testament to his grind. For the self-proclaimed 2Pac aficionado, lodging his debut at the top of the charts – and wildly exceeding sales projections – was more a victory for rappers with something to say. With his second official mixtape, The Warm Up, and last year’s Friday Night Lights, Cole proved to be a double threat: not only was he capable of mining experiences from his personal life and dissecting them in rhyme, but he set them to self-helmed, soul-infused production. Cole considers the LP’s success not just a triumph for himself, but for the culture – and its future.

“I feel like because this album wins, then hip-hop and the future win. And all these other artists who are coming out now and are actually talking about real things and got musical substance will win, too,” says Cole. He raps from the perspective of both a man and woman arguing over an abortion on album standout “Lost Ones,” one of his realest – and most heralded – moments on wax to date. “Nobody knew that that type of music could be…

Written by One

December 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , ,

BN: J.Cole -ColeWorld: Sideline Story- Hits Gold

leave a comment »

Written by One

December 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , ,

NEW VIDEO: J.Cole Performs on 1xtra

leave a comment »

Written by One

December 2, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , ,

NEW MAG COVER: J.CoLe Covers Respect Magazine Nov. 29th

leave a comment »

Written by One

November 21, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , ,

NEW VIDEO: J.CoLe PerformS In London

with one comment

Written by One

November 16, 2011 at 1:21 AM

NEW VIDEO: J.Cole Performs in Abu Dhabi

with 2 comments

Written by One

November 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Posted in Music

Tagged with , , , ,