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Music Video: J.Cole “Lost Ones”

J.Cole Release a video to Lost Ones Shot in 2008…

Music News: J.Cole Gets Congratulated For His Number 1 Selling Album

Cole also releases a video clip thanking everyone for their support.

After J. Cole scored a number one debut with Cole World: The Sideline Story, his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z has congratulated his signee. In a press released, Hov showed love for the Fayetteville, North Carolina native with a few kind words.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” said Jay-Z in a statement. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

Cole’s manager, Mark Pitts, also congratulated the rapper for his achievement. “J. Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Pitts, who is also President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The “Work Out” rapper recorded a video message while backstage to thank everyone for the support. “I had to say thank you very much to everybody, to the fans, to all the magazines, blogs, BET, MTV, the label, Roc Nation, Columbia, my management, my DreamVillain team. Number one album in the country, I can’t believe it. It doesn’t make sense, but it does,” he said. hiphopdx.com

Article: J.Cole Predicted To Sell Over 240k In The First Week.

Sources first told us Cole World was already projected to sell over 100K after 24 hours but now Billboard is throwing an even bigger number out there for the album’s first week sales. Industry prognosticators predict J. Cole’s debut album could push from 240k – 250k by the end of the week.

Sure, Kanye and Jay did 436,078 their first week but this is mighty impressive if it holds true. Cole is on pace to become the first solo artist’s debut to hit number one, since May 2o10. Bobby Ray did it then with The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which sold about 86k.

Cole breaks down the album, track by track, after the jump… missinfo.tv

New Music: J.Cole Finally Gets His Jay-Z Feature. Tell Us What You Think Of His New Single “Mr. Nice Watch”

ARTICLES: J.Cole Clears Statements On Hov Saying His Album Is A Classic.

J. Cole explains why he was disappointed after finding out Jay-Z didn’t actually tell a publication that Cole’s debut album was a classic and explain’s the story’s origin.

Recently, a headline in several articles in many different publications noted that Jay-Z declared J. Cole’s debut album a classic. When J. Cole was asked about this during a recent interview with AllHipHop, he responded by sharing his disappointment after reading the article and seeing that Jay-Z never actually told a publication that. Instead, the story came from Cole’s statements about what he’s heard from others about Jay-Z’s reaction to the album. He clarified the misunderstanding.

“When I saw the headline, I got happy. I was like, ‘Jay said my album’s a classic!’ And then I read it and it was like, (hits forehead with his palm).”

He went on to explain where the story came from.

“The story comes from me telling someone what I was told about what [Jay-Z] said. You know what I’m saying? It’s not like he did an interview and said it. But if you ask him, I’m sure he’ll probably tell you the same thing. But, it was so weird to see that headline.”

When asked how he felt when he initially read the headlines, he said he felt proud.

“When I heard that, I got really proud. It was cool. Imagine, it’s that nod of approval or that confirmation.”

The J. Cole/Jay-Z dynamic has been a topic of other discussions of late. The Jay-Z verse is also something J. Cole is waiting on, as he told HipHopDX’s own, Kathy Iandoli in a recent interview with DX.

“Your guess is as good as mine if we’re gonna get a Jay-Z verse,” he told DX.

MUSIC NEWS: J. Cole To Release New Material Every Week In A Series He Is Calling “Any Given Sunday”

Every Sunday J. Cole will release new material up until his debut “Cole World: The Sideline Story” which releases September 27th. The material can be anything from a song to a video to EP which will be his first offering.
“Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling,” he wrote on his website. J .Cole goes on to say “Like a Star” was originally intended for his sophomore album, but “due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.” Other cuts on the freebie include “Knock on Wood,” “Pity,” “How High” and “Unabomber.”

Head over to his site to download the first offering.


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