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Kendrick Lamar Joins Dom Kennedy & J. Cole At Separate Shows In NYC

After dominating the Grammys this past weekend, Kendrick Lamar figured it would be wise to keep his momentum going by taking on a pair of shows in NYC last night. The first of which was J. Cole‘s MSG performance, where…

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J. Cole & Dreamville Records Release New Project ‘Revenge of the Dreamers’

Not since the strong selling release of Born Sinner has J. Cole released a project. Now just a near-nonexistent footnote in rap history, Jun. 18, 2013 was nothing less than an event for the hip-hop community. Well, Cole is back and he’s…

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The 100 Best Songs Of 2013 (Part 1: 100-51)

Wow, can you believe we’re already here? “Here” is year-end list season, of course, which we’ve been flirting with this past week and a half by ranking the best Nardwuar interviews and best mixes of 2013. But now it’s time…

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Justin Timberlake – “TKO” F. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T (Remix)

Anyone in a post-Thanksgiving daze want to hear J. Cole absolutely snap on this remix of Justin Timberlake‘s “TKO“? OK, good, because dude absolutely rips apart the Timbaland instrumental. A$AP Rocky and Pusha T have some nice verses, too, but…

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BET Hip Hop Awards Announce 2013 Nominees

BET has never been that credible of a source in my eyes, but they remain one of the driving forces in hip-hop media. Today they have announced the 2013 Hip Hop Awards nominees, which include a number of notable picks.…

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Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse Made A Huge Impact On Mentioned Rappers’ Social Media Presences

Kendrick Lamar made huge waves the other day with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control“, and today we are still feeling the impact. Thanks to the good folks at BBE Booking Agency, the impact of the verse was measured and…

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Jay Z Stays At Number One, J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Goes Gold

For those keeping count, Jay Z’s new album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, is still at number one on Billboard. Its sales dropped considerably from 528,000 in its first week to 129,000 in its second week, though that happens way more often…

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J. Cole Pens Apology Letter Over Offensive Autism Lyric On Drake’s “Jodeci Freestyle”

J. Cole has officially responded to criticism and complaints over one of his lines on Drake’s recent loose track, “Jodeci Freestyle“. On it, the Fayetteville, N.C. native raps “I’m artistic, you n***as is autistic, retarded” and last week, it all…

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2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Revealed

The 30th Annual MTV Video Music Awards are set to go down on Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. And to get the ball rolling, the full list of award nominees was revealed last…

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Wale Hits No. 1 With ‘The Gifted’ While J. Cole Bests Kanye West

Everyone’s favorite punching bag in hip-hop, Wale, can shrug off the haters with ease this week, because his new album, The Gifted, debuted as the number-one record in the country. It moved 151,871 units in its first week, easily  beating out…