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J. Cole Announces New ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Documentary For HBO

posted by Oscar March 24, 2017

J. Cole has announced that will be releasing a new documentary, again using music from the latest NC rapper’s album, but now with a different focus. According to Entertainment Weekly“The documentary promises to illustrate how their struggles over viable housing, voting laws for felons, integration, and more mirror the frustrations felt across the nation,” and it uses footage from cities like Baton Rouge and Fayetteville, North Carolina (Cole’s hometown).

The documentary is called J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film, and it follows up Cole’s TIDAL documentary when his latest album was announced in December, Eyez.

The docu-film was directed by J. Cole and Scott Lazer, who also worked on J. Cole’s previous HBO doc, 2014 Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming.

See the trailer above.

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J. Cole Announces 2017 ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ World Tour

posted by Oscar February 21, 2017

The no-features-multi-platinum-selling artist, J. Cole has announced today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The 4 Your Eyez Only Tour will kick off in his hometown’s neighboring state of South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows in cities like Birmingham, Baton Rouge, and Memphis. From there he will take on arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Dreamville’s leading man will be touring in support of his fourth album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December and had each of its ten tracks notch a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Find ticket details and all tour dates below. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: J. Cole Releases ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

posted by Oscar December 8, 2016

J. Cole has released his new album 4 Your Eyez Only. Cole’s follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive includes 10 tracks (no features listed) and it does not include both of the tracks that were released off his Eyez documentary, “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets.”

Stream J. Cole’s fourth studio album below via Spotify and Apple Music. Continue Reading

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J. Cole Releases Videos for “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets”

posted by Oscar December 3, 2016

Soon after releasing his documentary Eyez and announcing a new album is on the way, J. Cole has shared videos for two new tracks “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets (Be Like This),” both of which appeared as snippets on the doc. The latter seems to be taking shots at Kanye West, evidenced by the verse below:

When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/ It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately/There was a time when this nigga was my hero maybe/That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take/’Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he the type of nigga swear he real but all around is fake

4 Your Eyez Only is out December 9. Check out the video for “Everybody Dies” below. Continue Reading

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J. Cole Announces New Album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’; Releases ‘Eyez’ Documentary

posted by Oscar December 2, 2016

J. Cole has unleashed a new documentary he’s titled Eyez. Stream the 40-minute doc in full above, released exclusively via TIDAL. Previously, Cole kicked off 2016 airing his Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming documentary on HBO, in support of his record 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Yesterday, iTunes made a new J. Cole album available for pre-order and today his record label Dreamville took to Twitter to confirm that it will be called 4 Your Eyez Only and will be released on December 9th (via Dreamville/Roc Nation). Check out the cover art after the jump.

Pre-order 4 Your Eyez Only on iTunes. Continue Reading

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Video: See Jay Z, Beyoncé, Big Sean, Chance the Rapper & More Perform at Clinton Concert

posted by Oscar November 5, 2016

Last night saw the Get Out the Vote event was held in Cleveland, with Jay Z and Beyoncé headlining the concert in support of the Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency, Hillary Clinton. Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, and more performed at the rally.

Above you’ll find select performances of the artists of Hov and Bey. Check out the full rally below. Continue Reading

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Photos from AAHH! Fest 2016

posted by Oscar September 27, 2016

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On Sunday we were able to follow-up the incredible experience of being at Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day festival at U.S. Cellular with another super dope all-day show at Common’s AAHH! Fest, completing what was definitely one of the best weekends music fans in Chicago can ask for!

While there, we got to catch a ton of dope sets from some of the biggest and best in the game, including rising talents Vic Mensa and Sir the Baptist, legendary acts like The Roots, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly, and the present’s heavy-hitters in J. Cole and Common.

Our homie Johnny Fan had his lens handy and caught some of the best scenes from throughout the fest, which we’re too hyped to showcase and share with y’all here. Check out the gallery of AAHH! Fest 2016 below, featuring all of the artists mentioned above. Continue Reading

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Lollapalooza 2016 Schedule Announced

posted by Oscar May 9, 2016

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We’re getting closer and closer to summer festival season and today we get another reason to get excited about it… Or even upset.

Lollapalooza have unveiled their 2016 schedule and man oh man are there some hard decisions to make between now and July 28-31. The daily breakdown has ultimately revealed the overlapping time slots for each date and with it comes some notable schedule conflicts. Some choices are easier than others (read: Radiohead on Friday) but that’s not the case all-around.

Check out some of the tough, POD approved sets to choose from below:

Thursday:

  • Lana Del Rey vs. J. Cole vs. The Last Shadow Puppets
  • Danny Brown vs. Wavves

Friday: 

  • Mac Miller vs. Wolf Alice vs. Future

Saturday:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Disclosure vs. Vic Mensa

Sunday:

  • LCD Soundsystem vs. Die Antwoord vs. Ellie Goulding
  • Haim vs. Flatbush Zombies vs. Flume
  • Vince Staples vs. Bloc Party

Check out the full schedule here.

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Outside Lands 2016 Lineup Announced feat. Radiohead, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper

posted by Oscar April 5, 2016

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San Francisco’s Outside Lands music fest has revealed its 2016 lineup and the headliners this year will be Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, and J. Cole.

Further down the roster are POD faves like Chance The Rapper, Ryan Adams, Miguel, Kehlani, The Last Shadow Puppets, and Vince Staples. The addition to the lineup? The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem!!

See the full lineup above. Single-day and three-day tickets go on sale Thursday, April 7th at 10am local time (PT) through the festival’s website.

 

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POD Exclusive Interview: Omen at SXSW 2016

posted by Oscar March 30, 2016

Here’s another one of the interviews we conducted down at SXSW this year. This time around it’s another Dreamville member and Chicago rapper, Omen.

In our talk we discussed his current projects, touring in support of Elephant Eyes, the evolution of SXSW, and the importance that a fest like this one has on the careers of up and coming artists.

Peep our interview above.

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Lollapalooza 2016 Lineup is Announced, feat. Radiohead, J. Cole, LCD Soundsytem, Future

posted by Oscar March 23, 2016

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Well, that was quick! This morning Lollapalooza organizers have already unveiled their 2016 lineup, less than 24 hours after the 4-day passes had sold-out.

This year’s lineup will have headliners in Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Future, and Lana Del Rey.

Not only is Hip Hop very well represented here with acts liks G-Eazy, Big Grams, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, and Danny Brown all on the roster, but Chicago is also making its mark with Vic Mensa, Saba, Towkio, Sir The Baptist, and Smino all playing the festival this summer.

Check out the full lineup above. Single-day passes will be on sale TODAY at 10am, so be ready!

If you’re one of the lucky few with a pass this year, you’re in for a treat!