More of a statement than the normal music video as it sheds light on and is dedicated to JAiyana Stanley-Jones. Great to see Cole use his reach to provoke both thought and compassion for senseless acts of violence.
Are you not entertained? Reeling of the release of two highly anticipated albums, J. Cole teams up with Wale for this Jake One produced track, “Winter Schemes.” No chorus, but new flows from each emcee?
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Early this morning Drake announced September 17th as the release date for his new album, Nothing Was The Same and dropped 4 new tracks; “Jodeci Freestyle” with J. Cole, Migo’s “Versace,” “The Motion” feat. Sanpha and Party Next Door’s “Over Here.” OVO, the new Cashmoney? The new Rocafella?
Cole keeps it real once again with some assistance from Chili and T-Boz of TLC (RIP Left Eye) on this new track, “Crooked Smile.” Dropped a day after his performance at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, the song re-emphasizes his humility and homage-paid to sounds of the past; definitely a song for the summer. His new project Born Sinner will be in stores June 18th.
Belgium-born recording artist Selah Sue, whose distinctive musical style (funk and reggae) has grabbed the ears and attention of many critics and bloggers alike, will release her self-titled debut album on August 21st via Columbia Records. Fellow label-mate J.Cole does the honor by tacking on a couple of fresh new verses to her debut single “Raggamuffin,” as Supa Dups adds a sprinkle of that good ole island flavor to the mix. Via Giant Step Press.
Canadian born singer Melanie Fiona was the special guest performer on the latest Tonight Show With Jay Leno episode and along with J.Cole, they performed their collaboration “This Time,” lifted from her newest album, The MF Life, on shelves now. Via Neonlimelight.
One of the dopest cuts from Cole’s well received debut Cole World: The Sideline Story finally gets some visuals. I really dig Missy’s contribution on this track too, been awhile since we heard something this good from homegirl and this was a welcome switch up from her usual style.
The Canadian songbird Melanie Fiona is fully on her j.o.b., and following the unleashing of her preview track “Rock, Paper & Scissors,” she returns with another leak — this time linking up with J.Cole on, ironically, a song entitled “This Time,” which she has been performing at various gigs since early last year. The MF Life is in stores March 20th.