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The Week In Pop

All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm

The Week In Pop

When Bygone Pop Stars Attempt An Indie Reboot

When Michelle Branch announced her comeback album at the outset of this year, the name was familiar, but so was the maneuver. Branch, a 33-year-old…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2017 - 11:31 am

Status Ain't Hood

Behold, In Nick Grant, What J. Cole Hath Wrought

A rapper emerges. He's from some small country town in the Southeast, but he has no accent to speak of. He raps under his government…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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Watch A SWAT Team Raid J. Cole’s Studio In The “Neighbors” Video

J. Cole has shared a music video of sorts for "Neighbors," a track from 4 Your Eyez Only, his latest platinum-with-no-features LP. Although the song…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2017 - 11:28 am

J. Cole Went Platinum With No Features Again

If you're at all familiar with the recent discourse surrounding rap music, you probably know the phrase "J. Cole went platinum with no features." Cole's…
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Behold, In Nick Grant, What J. Cole Hath Wrought

A rapper emerges. He's from some small country town in the Southeast, but he has no accent to speak of. He raps under his government…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm

J. Cole – “High For Hours”

Last month, J. Cole came out with 4 Your Eyez Only, probably the strongest album of his career. And today, he's followed it with a…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2017 - 9:31 am

The Week In Pop

The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

Status Ain't Hood

J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK

I'm writing this a few hours after Kanye West visited Trump Tower for a 15-minute meeting and quick photo-op with President-Elect Donald Trump. West says
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Stream J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

The world only learned of the existence of 4 Your Eyez Only, the new J. Cole album, last week. And before releasing the album, Cole…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2016 - 9:39 am

Status Ain't Hood

On J. Cole, Wale, And “Pitchfork Rappers”

Talk shit. That's it. That's the best thing you can do. If you're trying to sell a rap album to people in the 21st century,…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 12:21 pm

J. Cole’s “False Prophets” Appears To Be A Kanye West Diss

Yesterday, we learned that J. Cole is probably going to release a new album called 4 Your Eyez Only next week. And last night, Cole…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2016 - 9:31 am

New J. Cole Album 4 Your Eyez Only Out Next Week

Two years ago, J. Cole released his massively, bafflingly popular album 2014 Forest Hills Drive with virtually no advance notice. Now, it looks like he's…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2016 - 10:38 am

Jay Z Performs For Clinton, Trump Blasts His Bad Language

Jay Z and Beyoncé headlined a Get Out The Vote concert in Cleveland in support of Hillary Clinton last night. The star-studded event also featured…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 10:54 am

J. Cole’s Meadows Set Was His “Last Show For A Very Long Time”

The Meadows, the big music festival that came to Queens this past weekend, turned out to be pretty eventful! Kanye West cut his headlining set
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2016 - 10:05 am

The Meadows Drops The Weeknd, Adds J. Cole, Re-Adds The Weeknd

The new Queens-based music festival The Meadows has been a comedy of errors from the beginning, and now there's a new foible to add to…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 2:27 pm
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