SOHH Whatcha Think: D*mn. Cole World: Did Jigga Forget That J. Cole Exists? [Click Here & Speak]
Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 3:35AM
The Big Homie has a lot on his plate: The music icon recently partnered with Kanye West to drop the biggest album of the year. Throw in side deals, shopping with Beyonce and an upcoming tour, and its understandable how certain things slip his mind.
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Like lacing his protege (or rather, "proto-Jay") with 16 bars so he can put the finishing touches on his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Yep: In the video above, J. Cole reveals that not only will he not appear on the Watch The Throne tour, his attempts (via text) to get a verse from Jay-Z have thus far yielded zero results.
Cole, your time is coming. You're one guest feature away.
SOHH Question of the Day: Has Jay-Z forgotten about J. Cole?
As a fan, I was excited to hear of his 2009 signing to Roc Nation, but now I'm wondering if this project is receiving the proper attention. When signing to an active artist, one can easily become lost in the shuffle.
Signing under an active artist and mogul must be infinitely more difficult.
Time will tell if Cole gets that much-needed verse to give his debut that extra umph needed to reach those unfamiliar with his work. Over the past several months, Jigga has appeared on tracks for Yeezy, Drake, and Rick Ross; surely he has time for young homie.
Through it it all, Cole has remained a class act and has taken everything in stride. But its only a matter of time before he gets tired of playing the sideline: After all, everyday a star is bored.
Clap for 'em.
UPDATE: Speaking of clapping, a round of applause for Common for finally releasing the official video for his banger "Ghetto Dreams," featuring Nas.
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