Posts tagged ‘J Cole’

July 4, 2013

My BET 2013

I’m back after a very busy but four fun filled days in LA covering the BET Awards. Arriving after an 11 hour flight on Thursday 27th June, we headed out to the infamous Hooters restaurant in Hollywood to grab some food. We then headed to Couture nightclub for a few hours just off the main Hollywood strip to check out the LA night time scene.

Friday was an extremely busy day as we headed towards the Staples/Nokia Theatre to pick up our credentials and then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the late afternoon international party on the rooftop of the Marriott hotel. After relaxing there with a few cheeky free drinks we were given two GOLD free tickets to watch Beyonce at the Staples Centre next door. Not bad! Her performance was incredible as expected for the 1st show of her North American leg of her tour.

Leaving at 11pm, with the area being so busy, we got the Metro a few stops to Hollywood/Vine where the BET experience Kick Off Party was, hosted at the Drais Nightclub on the rooftop of the W Hotel complete with a pool. Celebrities in attendance were producer duo Da Internz, LoveRance, upcoming rapper Problem, Miley Cyrus who walked in behind us, and too many more to name.

Saturday was time for a bit of relaxation as the BET’s were the next day and we hadn’t stopped since we got there. We headed down to Santa Monica beach had some nice food at Bubba Gump’s and lay on the beach for a few hours.

Sunday was the day of the BET Awards. Arriving at 12.30pm to check in for the red carpet it was extremely hot around 34c. Luckily it started to cloud over as we were standing outside till 4pm. The first artist to walk down was Trinidad James, although he didn’t stop for many press and wasn’t looking too happy! I spoke to celebrities 2 Chainz, French Montana, Tyson Beckford, Bridget Kelly, Robert Townsend, Elijah Blake, Elephant Man, DJ Drama, Marsha Ambrosius, Jamie Foxx and more. We also spotted Pharrell, Chris Brown, J Cole, Neyo, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Ashanti, Kendrick Lemar, Yo Gotti and Gabrielle Union.

The official after party was hosted at the Belasco Theatre a 5 minute drive for the Nokia Theatre where the awards were held. Nick Cannon, Jerimah, Problem and Chris Brown were all in attendance and set to perform. Other stars in attendance were Tyga, DJ Drama who did a set, Bridget Kelly, Elijah Blake and more. We partied there for a few hours and left around 2.30am as we had a flight to catch the next day.

September 17, 2012

J Cole – I’m a Fool [Audio]

J Cole gave one lucky twitter fan the final cut of new track I’m A Fool which then spread to the internet. The track is expected on Cole’s next upcoming project which is should be out this autumn.

August 24, 2012

Rita Ora – Love and War feat. J. Cole [Audio]

Here is the Love and War track taken from Rita’s debut album Ora featuring fellow Roc Nation signee J Cole. I would have liked to have heard more from J Cole on this track..

July 27, 2012

J. Cole – The Cure

We haven’t heard much from J Cole in the past 4 months, but it seems he has working on new material as he previewed a new track Chaining Day in New York. Now he gives us a new record The Cure which sees him rapping over Jay Z and Kanye’s Lift Off.

May 17, 2012

Selah Sue Feat. J. Cole – Raggamuffin

Selah Sue the Belgian singer/songwriter released Raggamuffin back in 2010 which became a hit. The tune was only released in the US last week on iTunes, with J Cole adding a few verses for some flavour.

May 14, 2012

J.Cole Is Working With Kendrick Lamar On A Joint Album

J.Cole was supporting Drake on the Club Paradise tour on Friday, and stopped by to talk to Hot 97.5’s Bootleg Kev. We had heard the rumours before about a collaborative project between the two, but now J.Cole confirmed that the two are already 5 songs deep on a joint album.

“I just started working with Kendrick the other day,” revealed Cole in an interview with Hot 97.5’s . “We got it in, finally, again. [It’s gonna be an] album, man,” he clarified.

“We actually worked, bouncing ideas, which was great. The vibe was so good that it was like, man, that’s absolutely gonna happen,” he added.

“We got maybe four or five [songs] together.”

Listen to the full interview below

April 12, 2012

J Cole – Sideline Story

J Cole takes us around the world for his Sideline Story video taken off Cole World: The Sideline Story album.

Read my interview with J Cole here 

April 3, 2012

Diggy Simmons Explains Reason Behind J. Cole Diss

Diggy Simmons explains the reason behind the J Cole diss on his recent leaked tracked What You Say To Me. In an interview with US radio station 99.1 FM, he claims he recorded the song after J Cole falsely claimed he had relations with his sister Vanessa on his track Purple Rain. Diggy claimed that the song was over a year old, but he felt the need to defend his family, and that the track wasn’t leaked by anyone in his camp.

“[There’s] no big story behind it, it was really just that my sister [Vanessa] over a year ago told me that [J. Cole] was saying that he did this, that and third with her, ‘cus the went to the same college [St. John’s], but they didn’t really know each other like that, so it wasn’t like that,” he said. “She also told me that he subliminally talked about her in a song called ‘Purple Rain,’ which was also false. So it was just me sticking up for my family, that’s all that it really was. I didn’t even leak it, it got leaked last night while I was at the movies…I did that record last year…I was gonna put it out, but I didn’t feel like it was appropriate, but of course, that’s my sister…family over everything. [My dad Reverend Run] had already heard the track and he was like the same thing: ‘Family over everything, that’s your sister,’ so he wasn’t mad at all.”

April 1, 2012

Trae Tha Truth – Roll Call f. J. Cole

Trae Tha Truth who recently joined the Grand Hustle team releases Roll Call featuring J Cole taken from Trae’s ABN Renegadez collective album Welcome 2 The Streets.

April 1, 2012

Diggy Simmons – What You Say To Me (Dissing J. Cole)

Diggy Simmons obviously wasn’t happy with J Cole’s lyrics in Grew Up Fast where he rapped,

“Move along cock-sucker, ain’t got nothing to see,
‘less you talking blockbuster, you niggas is not Russell
You more Diggy, Me, I’m more Biggie
No diss to the young boy, I’m just rapping, get bored quickly”

Russell Simmons nephew obviously did take offensive, just listen to the second verse on What You Say To Me.