Wednesday, May 1, 2013
J. Cole put the internet on pause Monday when he dropped off the freebie "Cole Summer," and to keep the momentum leading up to the June 25th release of Born Sinner high, Cole presents the second installment of his Truly Yours EP series for his fans.
On TY2 J. Cole surprisingly hands off the production duties on a few songs-- Canei Finch ("Westside Right On Time," "The Jig Is Up (Dump'n)" and the highly accomplished Jake One each lent their talents. Stream the project below, which features Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz and Bas, and hit the jump to to get deeper into the lyrics with Rap Genius.
Download: J. Cole - Truly Yours
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A J. Cole freebie to kick off the week? Yes please.
Although his sophomore album isn't set to hit stores until June 25, Cole was generous enough to let loose the "Nothing Even Matters" sampled vent "Cole Summer" last night. Listen below as the Roc Nation golden child follows in the footsteps of the boss as he pens a letter to the upcoming season he's bound to dominate.
J. Cole - Cole Summer Lyrics
Previously: [Music Video] J. Cole ft. Miguel - "Power Trip"
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
J. Cole is one of those artists you can always depend on. Even if he's dropping a record made for radio or the club, there will always be a deeper meaning or feel to the track than your average hit.
J. Cole takes his new single "Power Trip" a step further with the Nabil and Mike Piscitelli directed visuals. Watch below as he and Miguel meet under unfortunate circumstances back in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, NC.
Born Sinner is currently slated to hit stores on June 25!
As a bonus, hit the jump to see J. Cole and Miguel perform "Power Trip" together for the first time during Miguel's latest show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Can you say best surprise ever????
J. Cole's been pretty lowkey regarding his next moves musically, but today he took to his blog DreamVillian to release the EP Truly Yours. Peep the letter to his fans after the jump!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
"And if I'm still local, then global's the main focus..."
With the help of Brooklyn emcee Kris Kasanova, Fayetteville, NC's finest Lotta remixes Final Fantasy's opening track "Gymnastics."
If you don't have the mixtape yet, I'll forgive you...eventually. I'm still playing "Dream" on repeat.
Lo Keys for play.
I got a chance to meet Lo Keys this year at the A3C Festival and dude is WORKING. Be sure to cop his mixtape American Greed: Scams, Schemes & Broken Dreams if you haven't already.
Directed by Barry Williams
Previously: Lo Keys - American Greed [Music Video]
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Since G.U.E. is officially back and ready to takeover the world once again, what better way to start off than with a site favorite?
In conjunction with The Port and Sophisticated Genius, NC's own Quent Young presents his latest EP titled Laid Back.
I believe that with this mixtape I stayed true to my "Laid Back" demeanor, with a soulful mix of samples and introspective lyrics I combine real life situations both good and bad with stories that everyone can relate too. I feel that with the EP I made music that is very cohesive yet not repetitive, as each track has its own feel and emotions to it. The EP is set up so that it starts with more of a light hearted feel but the further you get into the tape the more personal the music becomes and eventually brightens back up towards the end. This is done intentionally so that the listener can feel as though their growing with me thoughout the EP.
Hourglass Faves: "In Love With You," "Intro," "Done Changed," "City Lights," "She Say I"
Download: Quent Young - Laid Back EP (Mediafire)
Hit the jump for a look at the creative process behind Laid Back!
Monday, September 17, 2012
J. Cole gave us a first listen of "I'm A Fool" at Rock The Bells, and he utilized a creative release strategy by allowing a fan to premiere the track on Twitter. Cole's been on a tear lately, murdering guest features for Big Sean, Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled, and I'm so glad to have some new solo J. Cole to ride to.
Stream the Cee-Lo and Melanie Fiona sampled "I'm A Fool" below, and hit the comments with your thoughts! I'm back Gangstas!!!
J. Cole - "I'm A Fool" Lyrics
Previously: Rita Ora ft. J. Cole - Love & War
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
J.A.E comes through with another loosie to remind you that Fruition is out now.
Y's up. it's raining and somebody's timbs is soaked. who wants some new music.
— J.A.E (@JAEyachts) August 27, 2012
Previously: J.A.E - Prelude a 60 Round (Freestyle)
Thursday, August 16, 2012
J.A.E drops off a loosie just because. Fruition is out now!
so I woke up this morning, drove to the studio had waffles some weed and a arizona and this is what happened.
— J.A.E (@JAEyachts) August 14, 2012
Previously: BanksOnTheBeat ft. J.A.E - Round 1 [Music Video]
Sunday, August 12, 2012
BanksOnTheBeat hits the boxing gym with J.A.E to prep for "Round 1" in the music video for their latest collab. The YacHts crew is really on their job. All you other crews may be getting the Holyfield treatment pretty soon!
Makes me miss the QC... HUHS!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
J. Cole helped close out Lollapalooza 2012 in Chicago last Saturday and he did so with a bang. Check out a short compilation of Cole and his live band performing "Who Dat" and "Higher" below as the HUUUUGE crowd sings along.
Previously: J. Cole - The Cure
Monday, August 6, 2012
Supported by her fellow soldiers of the Jamla Army, Rapsody delivers the lead visuals from her album The Idea Of Beautiful, set for release on August 28th. Check out the video to "Believe Me" below, and hit the jump to read more behind the concept of Beautiful's cover artwork.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Lo Keys represents the 1% in the visuals to American Greed's title track as he shows us exactly why he's called Lamborghini Lo Keys. If you haven't checked out his Big Mike & DJ Woogie hosted tape yet, get your life together and witness these Scams, Schemes & Broken Dreams.
Directed by Igloo Media Base
Previously: Lo Keys ft. Los, Envy, & Young Gliss - My Money Right
Friday, August 3, 2012
Not sure how I let this get past me this week, but I know I can't let the weekend go by before dropping off Lotta's new mixtape Final Fantasy. If "This Is Love" and "Cross My Heart" weren't an indication of how serious is this project is, just hit play.
Stream Final Fantasy below, which features fellow GUE staples C-Weav and SL Jones, as well as SchylerChaise, and Caligula.
NC stand up!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Phonte and Median spread the gospel of Foreign Exchange Music in the music video for the Charity Starts At Home standout "Eternally." I've got my copy. Do you?
Friday, July 27, 2012
It'd been a while since J. Cole dropped off some new music, but it was certainly worth the wait. Mr. Cole World serves up "The Cure," a lengthy freestyle over Jay & 'Ye's "Lift Off" where he vents and addresses everything from being snubbed on MTV's 10 Hottest MC's list to being compared to Memphis Bleek.
Download: J. Cole - The Cure
If you need another serving of this Cole medicine, hit the jump to watch him perform a verse from a never before heard track called "Chaining Day."
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Rapsody gives us another peek into her forthcoming album The Idea Of Beautiful with the 9th Wonder produced "NonFiction." She's clearly putting in work for her debut, and she controls the pace alongside Raheem DeVaughn and Ab-Soul. August 28th!
Click HERE to read Rapsody's recent interview with Life + Times!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
J.A.E takes the cameras to Coney Island as he and the rest of the YachTs boys have a little fun while getting work done to the tune of the BraveStarr produced "High Fly." Be sure to download the "Still Tippin'" sampled track and the rest of Fruition HERE.
Previously: BanksOnTheBeat ft. J.A.E - Round 1
Friday, July 20, 2012
Just when we thought Lo Keys would slow down given that his mixtape American Greed: Schemes, Scams & Broken Dreams is already doing damage on the net, he's still on the go. "My Money Right" is a key track for the club/radio so he dropped off a free, untagged download right on time for the weekend. Check out "My Money Right" below, which also features Bad Boy Los, Philly's Young Gliss, and midwest songwriter Envy.
Download: Lo Keys ft. Los, Envy, & Young Gliss - My Money Right