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.
Life has taken a fast course for the North Carolina native, J.Cole, in the past year or so. Nabbing a Grammy nod would cause any artist to take a backseat, but not light-skinned Jermaine, who since hitting the 2 million mark on Twitter, has offered up some new material via his DreamVillain site for his fans. Digging in the crates, and sampling the Temptations debunk David Ruffin’s 1969 gem “Double Cross” — he entails his rapidly flourishing career — equipped with the stories from a quirky college grad to rap superstar.
Fresh from his Grammy nomination of best new artist, J. Cole hit the stage on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform his Cole World featured single “Work Out.” Cole World: The Sideline Story is in stores. Better grab that if you have yet to do so.
With the Grammys still two months away, Jay-Z recently spoke on his feelings towards his Roc Nation signee J. Cole receiving the Best New Artist nomination. In Jay’s eyes, the North Carolina emcee has already won best new artist, but we’ll have to tune in to find out if everyone else thinks so. Love Cole, but I wouldn’t count on it.
Premiering just a short while ago on BET, the sixth set of visuals from Beyonce’s recently-released album, 4, is now here for your viewing pleasure. With Mr. West on the hook, the video features appearances from two of Bey’s closer compadres in Kelly Rowland and little sis, Solange. Oh — and we can’t forget Cole World joining the party as well. All retro everything — what’d you think?