Audio: J. Cole Speaks On Social Media, Nascar & More With Funkmaster Flex

Written by Nigel D. / 02.26.15

J. Cole speaks with Funk Masterflex about his feature in ESPN magazine, Dreamville, social media and more.

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J. Cole “Forest Hills Drive” Tour Dates

Written by Nigel D. / 02.23.15

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This first run is for all the cities that never get no love.. I feel you. Forest Hills Drive Tour. See you in a few.
– J. Cole

Which song are you looking forward to J. Cole performing from “Forest Hills Drive” the most? More tour dates on the way next week.

Check below for the European tour dates.
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Behind The Scenes: J. Cole & Dale Earnhardt Jr. ESPN The Magazine Shoot

Written by Nigel D. / 02.19.15

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and platinum-selling hip-hop artist J. Cole graced the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s Music Issue in January. Marty Smith sat down with the pair to discuss their connection.

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Video: Big Sean Performs In L.A. With Kanye West, Meek Mill, J. Cole & Travis Scott

Written by Nigel D. / 02.09.15

Big Sean, with help from some friends, shut down the ‘House Of Blues’ in L.A. during Grammy weekend. It has been a while since Big Sean has been able to perform “Burn” with Meek Mill and his performance of “Don’t Play” with Travis Scott was energetic to say the least. J. Cole was a huge surprise for the crowd and Kanye West caused people to lose it. Check video of the full show below.

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Video: J. Cole Performs “No Role Modelz” In LA

Written by Nigel D. / 02.08.15

J. Cole was one of the surprises Big Sean had up his sleeve for his Grammy weekend concert in L.A. Check out J. Cole performing “No Role Modelz”.

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Audio: J. Cole On The Combat Jack Show

Written by Nigel D. / 01.27.15

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J. Cole details the inspiration behind ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’, his battle with expectations, wanting to sign Kendrick Lamar when they first met and his thoughts regarding the shots-ridden “Control” verse. Cole also talks the hip hop culture shift that inspired “Fire Squad”, consciously staying out of Drake’s lane while creating his own, what happened that eventful night with Diddy, visiting Ferguson, his new outlook on life and how he became a voice of his generation.
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J. Cole Is On The Cover Of ESPN the Magazine With Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Written by Nigel D. / 01.20.15

J. COLE: It all started when I missed the deadline for the physical CD album credits, so I decided to put them on a song and basically shout out everybody who had something to do with the album. I’d been working on the album for a year, and I was in such an ecstatic mood — I felt like I won. So while I’m shouting out everybody, I was like, “I may as well pretend a shoutout, somebody I have no idea who they are, just as a joke.”
There was an interview Dale Jr. did that asked him what he plays before races, and he said “J. Cole ‘Power Trip,'” which freaked me out! What is Dale Earnhardt Jr. doing playing my shit? How did he even find out about it? You don’t think somebody on that level would ever hear your stuff. From there, I never forgot. I was always like, “Yo, I ride with Dale Earnhardt Jr.” So when I was picking a name, I chose his. And it worked out crazy. Everywhere I go now — the airport, the store — people say, “Yo, Cole, I love that album, bro, it’s a classic!” And Dale Earnhardt Jr., it’s the first thing they bring up! It’s already a thing in hip-hop, already an inside joke that’s going to live forever.
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Check out J. Cole’s cover with Dale Earnhardt Jr. below. Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks on liking Hip Hop and being a fan of J. Cole’s “Power Trip”.

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