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Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Charts

posted by Alberto June 25, 2013

Kanye West Yeezus Official ArtworkKanye’s 6th studio album, Yeezus, won the first week sales battle for albums that came out June 18th. J. Cole’s Born Sinner was really the only person that had a good chance of taking down Kanye. Cole was just a little over 30k shy of selling more than Kanye. Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off sold an impressive 101k despite going up against two major artists. Official numbers will be released tomorrow. Congrats to all 3 artists. It was definitely a good week for hip hop.

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Update: Numbers are official.

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J. Cole “Funkmaster Flex” Freestyle + Chicago Meet & Greet

posted by Alberto June 18, 2013

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J. Cole stopped by to visit Funkmaster Flex and gave him some freestyles. Check out the first clip above and the other two after the jump. Hit the jump to see details on J. Cole’s meet and greet session on June 23rd (the same day as his Dollar & A Dream show.) Continue Reading

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Review: J. Cole-Born Sinner

posted by Alberto June 9, 2013

Born Sinner CoverJ. Cole’s follow up album to his 2011 debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, will be released in about a week. There is a lot of buzz surrounding the new album after Cole pushed the album’s release to compete with Kanye’s Yeezus on June 18th. Cole made it clear that he wanted to compete with Kanye and may have also been inspired by Ye’s marketing when he hosted a listening session with fans in 9 cities at the same time. Cole’s innovative approach may have caused the album to leak, but in this day in age albums leaking before their release is almost inevitable.

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J. Cole ‘Born Sinner’ Listening Sessions Tomorrow (June 6th)

posted by Alberto June 5, 2013

Born Sinner Listening LocationsJ. Cole has just announced that he will be streaming Born Sinner from front to back tomorrow at 8pm Est time in 8 cities. Just go to the location in your respective city that can be seen up above and download the LISNR app here. More instructions can be seen after the jump.

Update: J. Cole has added a London listening session. Details below.

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J. Cole-Born Sinner (Album Cover)

posted by Alberto May 20, 2013

20130520-094834.jpgJ. Cole’s artwork for his forthcoming album, Born Sinner, has been released. Check out the cover above and be sure to pick up a copy of his album on June 25th.

Update: J. Cole has moved up the release date of his album. He has changed the date to June 18th. Not sure if it’s a good move to release an album on the same day as Kanye West, but we will find out how it turns out for him soon.