Directed by J. Cole & Scott Lazer
A North Carolina native, Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk while his father was a fan of hardcore hip-hop artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube.
Since 2013, Cole has conducted an annual tour called “Dollar And A Dream” where fans willing to pay one dollar are treated to tracks from his early work.
J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label who released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. Featuring the single “Power Trip”. Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar.
Directed by J. Cole & Scott Lazer
J. Cole sat down with NY Times for a rare exclusive interview, where he talked about the current social & political climates, internal struggles, growth as a rapper, & whole lot more.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced and J. Cole is up for ‘Top Rap Artist’ and ‘Top Rap Album’ for the platinum-selling, ‘4 Your Eyez Only’.
The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.
Another Dreamville Film. Cole and Scott Lazer team up for their second HBO special, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, named after his chart-topping album released last year. It comes after 2015’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, which featured footage from the tour following Cole’s third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
The new special will combine music performances and intimate interviews that highlight underdocumented voices. We visited Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ferguson, Missouri; and Cole’s native Fayetteville, North Carolina; as well as his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, to discuss the issues.
The hourlong special premieres April 15 at 10 p.m. on HBO.
J. Cole’s fourth studio album is here, “4 Your Eyez Only”. The 10-track LP arrives on the anniversary of his third project, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”. The highly anticipated project was released via Dreamville Records and Roc Nation.
Produced by Elite & Cam O’bi
While Cole has let the music speak for itself by shying away from interviews, Billboard called his manager and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad to discuss the rollout strategy for 4 Your Eyez Only, the viral joke that has become “going platinum with no features” and why grinding at a slow pace leads to success well worth the wait.
With just two weeks left in 2016, J. Cole notched the third-bestselling week of the year with 4 Your Eyez Only. The record sold 492,000 total copies in its first week, between 363,000 physical copies and another 118,000 from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs), Billboard reports. 4 Your Eyez Only is Cole’s fourth consecutive Number One album following 2011’s Cole World, 2013’s Born Sinner and 2014’s Forest Hills Drive.
“If it’s meant to be, then it’ll be. If it’s not, then fuck it, I’ma try”
“I hear my old shit and know I can top it”
E Y E Z, a Dreamville documentary from Cole available to everyone on Tidal now. ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ out December 9th
Dreamville is set to perform at the 25th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer!
Details + Tix @ Lollapalooza
Fresh off the release of his second album Too High to Riot, Bas gets on his “Night Job” in his latest video featuring J. Cole. Directed by Andrew Nissonian, the clip is set in a dark one and gritty location while the Dreamville signee rhymes about women, his lifestyle and the lessons he’s learned.
J. Cole is scheduled to perform at President Obama’s Democratic National Committee fundraiser during SXSW. The event takes place March 11.
Visit DNC.org for more info!
iHeartRadio just announced the nominees for their 2016 Music Awards. J. Cole is up for the following nominations:
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
R&B Song of the Year – Planes (Jeremih feat. J. Cole)
The award show airs April 3. More info @ iHeart
History turned into an Album. Cole drops his latest visual for Love Yourz, fresh from his new album Forest Hills Drive Live. The video captures the spirit of life on the road and whats most important in life. Dreamville, Love Yourz.