J. Cole's new music video for "Crooked Smile" has precious little to do with the message offered in the song it accompanies, but it offers a powerful mesages of its own. The Sheldon Candis-directed clip, which premiered on Noisey this week, is dedicated to the memory of Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old girl who was shot and killed by police during a raid in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story
(Getty Images)It doesn't take a genius to understand why the lyric "I'm artistic, you n**gas is autistic, retarded" is terrible. The J. Cole line, featured on the artist's "Jodeci Freestyle" with Drake, is problematic for a multitude of reasons, so it wasn't too big a surprise when fans, autism support groups, and even fellow celebrities called for an apology. What is surprising is that when J. Cole apologized, he actually seemed to mean it.In the opening paragraph of a lengthy and heartfelt...Read Full Story
(Bauer Griffin | Getty Images)Who needs Destiny's Child when there's a TLC reunion on the horizon? Earlier this year, T-Boz and Chilli announced that they'd be making a return to the stage at Pennsylvannia's Mixtape Festival, performing alongside a digital projection of their late groupmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Now they've released some new music: J. Cole's refreshingly happy summer jam "Crooked Smile."Cole raps about his "twisted grill" and his bushy eyebrows ("thick as hell," he cheerily...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)This week, J. Cole dropped "Cole Summer," a surprisingly honest track that samples Lauryn Hill's "Nothing Even Matters" alongside lyrics about wanting to take care of his mom, spending significantly less than Drake at strip clubs, and uh, his fantasies involving Sister, Sister stars Tia and Tamera Mowry. The full lyric: "If I had one wish, I would f--k Tia and Tamera, at the same time / And put name tags on they titties so I don’t get they name wrong/Screamin' 'Game on' / Like...Read Full Story
J. Cole and Rihanna both took to Twitter today to shoot down rumors that they had created a sex tape. Up-and-coming rapper J. Cole has been touring with Rihanna, but there's been no indication there's anything more between them.Rihanna Tweeted: "We don't believe U, U need more people...AND ofcourse an actual sextape! #slownewsday." And a few hours later J. Cole chimed in with a Kanye West quote: "Gossip Gossip, n---- just stop it."The rumors first began when Hustler magazine reported to...Read Full Story
J. Cole (born January 28, 1985) is a rapper signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation record label. Find more J. Cole pictures, news and information below.