AUDIO: Justin Timberlake – TKO (Remix) Feat. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T

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Justin Timberlake releases a new bangin’ Black Friday remix for his latest single, “TKO,” and this time the R&B singer links up with J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T.  Check out Timberlake in action as he slows things down and gives the track a rougher edge with some trappy percussion and haunting keys.  The song also showcases each artist reflecting on a painful past relationship with the opposite sex as they attempt to make sense of it all.

AUDIO: Yo Gotti – Cold Blood Feat. J. Cole

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HOT 97’s DJ Camilo does the honors of unveiling a new soulful collaborative track from Yo Gotti and J. Cole titled “Cold Blood.”  Over a smooth sample based instrumental, Gotti and Cole spit introspective and street inspired bars for listeners.  “Cold Blood” is set to be featured on Gotti’s forthcoming album, I Am, which is scheduled to be released on Novemeber 19.

AUDIO: DJ Khaled – Hell’s Kitchen Feat. J. Cole & Bas

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Just when you think you’ve heard the last leak off DJ Khaled’s upcoming Suffering From Success LP, they pull you right back in with another track.  Fans this time get a taste of some raw lyricism courtesy of J. Cole and Bas who effortlessly ride the infectious instrumental on “Hell’s Kitchen.”  Take a listen as Cole and Bas drop some introspective rhymes for listeners and focus on making it out off the streets, recognizing the real from the fake and having the drive to move forward despite the odds and life’s obstacles.

VIDEO: J. Cole & Diddy Clear Up Fight Rumors

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Revolt TV links up with J. Cole and catches the rapper in a playful mood as he jokes around about having his own upcoming show on the start up music network which is set to kick off this fall.  Diddy makes an appearance when he overhears J. Cole shouting out his demand for a show of his own.  The two also playfully reenact their previously reported fight from a few months back which was cleared up as being nothing more than a rumor.

VIDEO: J. Cole, Wale & 2 Chainz Backstage at “What Dreams May Come” Tour

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JAY Z’s Life+ Times delivers a new video today with a behind-the-scenes conversation between J. Cole, Wale and 2 Chainz backstage at the “What Dreams May Come” tour.  In the clip above, watch as Wale and 2 Chainz share a story of how they became good friends after riding around together with Quarterback Jacory Harris.  Wale also breaks down the details of how he landed a deal with Maybach Music Group general Rick Ross.

VIDEO: J. Cole – Crooked Smile Feat. TLC

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J. Cole takes the cinematic approach on his new music video for “Crooked Smile” featuring TLC off his Born Sinner LP.  The catchy radio smash gets the proper visual treatment to bring Cole’s vision to life.  Watch as a young Cole gets his hustle on, helps provide for his family and attempts to balance his seemingly double life all the while operating under surveillance from authorities.  Be sure to watch straight to the end as the finale packs an emotional surprise.

VIDEO: J. Cole – What Dreams May Come Tour | Trailer

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J. Cole drops off a new promotional trailer for his upcoming What Dreams May Come Tour which will also showcase the talents of MMG rapper Wale.  Check out the short trailer which finds Cole in some sort of dark dream state or leaving his body as a soul and looking up towards a bright light which appears to be heaven.  This actually came out pretty dope instead of just slapping a couple dates across the screen for people to look at.

What Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse Means To Hip Hop | True Mag

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TDE’s Kendrick Lamar is on his way to becoming rap royalty.  Most recently, his featured verse on Big Sean’s “Control” not only impressed listeners with his lyrical abilities, but found the Compton native slipping his name among Hip Hop greats such as Jay Z, Eminem, Nas and Andre 3000.  Going a step further, Lamar decided to aim his cross hairs on the East Coast by proclaiming himself the “King Of New York.”  Since the leak of the record, Hip Hop heads and music enthusiasts everywhere have been going back and forth on the track’s significance and Kendrick’s intentions.  Check out an excerpt from a new article spotted online over at True Magazine which breaks down the controversial verse and what it really means to Hip Hop.

Since the release of Big Sean’s “Control” which originally was set to be showcased on his upcoming Hall Of Fame LP, the topic of discussion in the world of Hip Hop has been Kendrick Lamar’s guest verse.  All over the internet and across the vast lands of social media, people have been weighing in with their thoughts behind the TDE rapper putting himself on a pedestal above his peers.

“I’m usually homeboys with the same n—s I’m rhyming wit’/but this is Hip Hop and them n—s should know what time it is/ and that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale/Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake/Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/I got love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n—s’/Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n—s/They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n—s/what is competition,” raps the Compton, Calif. native.

Adding insult to injury, Kendrick’s lyrics also include: “I’m important like the Pope/I’m Muslim on pork/I’m Makaveli’s offspring/I’m the king of New York/King of the coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”

Needless to say, Lamar has single handedly sparked the fire that the industry needed in order to shift everyone’s interest back towards lyricism.  With everyone so busy turning up and focusing their efforts on “getting to the money,” artists and fans alike got too comfortable with the direction that Hip Hop found itself going in.  Though rappers have always continued to take stabs at one another from time to time, it’s been awhile since Hip Hop’s seen a respected lyricist embody that competitive spirit of the past and deliver something good enough to put our attention’s in a chokehold.

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Click the link to finish reading the article in full over at True Magazine.

AUDIO: Big Sean – Control Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica

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Big Sean sent the internet into a frenzy after debuting a new track titled “Control” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica.  Though every MC delivered their respective verse, Lamar definitely stole the show after crowning himself the king of New York and aiming his sights on several big name artists such as J. Cole, Drake, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky and more.  At one point in the song the Compton native raps, “I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhyming with/But this is Hip Hop and them n*ggas should know what time it is.”  Though Lamar’s lyrics only appear to be competitively driven, don’t be surprised if one of the rappers referenced in the lyrical assault capitalizes on the opportunity to go bar for bar with the Hip Hop star.

Twitter has been blowing up since Funkmaster Flex premiered the new track.  Big Sean also provided some insight behind the song when he clarified that due to sample clearing issues, “Control” was unable to make the final track list on Hall Of Fame and subsequently was leaked for our listening pleasure.  As if the G.O.O.D. Music rapper’s latest offering couldn’t get any better, Jay Electronica decides to show-up and deliver a memorable verse.  Take a listen to what all the fuss is about below.