Born Sinner

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Recording artist J. Cole performs onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

J. Cole Pays Tribute to 7-Year-Old Killed in Police Raid in New Video

J. Cole just dropped an amazing video for his latest hit, “Crooked Smile,” featuring TLC.

09/19/2013

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J. Cole, Drake Apologize For ‘Embarrassing’ Autism Lyric: ‘[We] Should Have Known Better’

The offending lyric generated a petition from the Anti-Bullying League asking for an apology and for the line to be removed from the song.

07/23/2013

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On The Charts: Rap Reigns for Second Straight Week As Wale Nabs First No. 1

For the second straight week, rap not only tops the U.S. album charts, but also makes a hat-trick of the top three spots, continuing a solid few weeks for the genre after a quiet start.

07/03/2013

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On The Charts: Kanye’s Worst Opening Sales Week Still Leads ‘Yeezus’ To No. 1

In the battle of ‘Yeezus’ versus ‘Born Sinner’, ‘Yeezus’ has emerged the winner.

06/26/2013

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J. Cole Brings ‘Born Sinner,’ Deep Cuts & Jay-Z To NYC ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Show

J. Cole addressed his eager and ecstatic audience at New York City’s Irving Plaza last night (June 19) with mild, playful caution: “If you came to hear the hits, this is not your night.”

06/20/2013

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From Nas To TLC, J. Cole Breaks Down His Favorite ‘Born Sinner’ Songs

The rapper sat down to provide the breakdown behind his self-produced second LP and give insight on the inspiration behind a few of his favorite songs.

06/19/2013

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REWIND: J. Cole Takes On Kanye West: ‘Born Sinner’ Vs. ‘Yeezus’

In this week’s episode of REWIND, J. Cole battles Kanye West for release week dominance. Both are set to drop their new albums, Born Sinner and Yeezus, next week.

06/13/2013

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J. Cole Plans To Go Back To School After ‘Born Sinner’ Release

“I am going back to school,” he said. “I tried to go last year, but I didn’t have the time. I am just looking for the right time.”

06/11/2013

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Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent Join J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Roster

50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar are about to become “sinners,” as they lend a hand on J. Cole’s forthcoming sophomore album, due out June 18 on Roc Nation.

06/07/2013