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The Week In Pop

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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

More J. Cole stories

J. Cole Calls For NFL Boycott

Two days ago, at a rally in Alabama, Donald Trump went on a tirade against NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem. Yesterday, at…
Peter Helman | September 24, 2017 - 3:37 pm

J. Cole Meets With Colin Kaepernick, Supports Bringing Quarterback To Baltimore

While NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is having a rough offseason as a free agent looking for a new team, at least he can count on…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | August 8, 2017 - 11:17 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring Out J. Cole In Detroit

Kendrick Lamar's arena-conquering DAMN. tour is moving across America right now, and while Kendrick isn't the most spectacle-heavy rapper, he's brought some surprises at some…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2017 - 10:09 am

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
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