Roc Nation's J. Cole is receiving some unwanted attention this week after an alleged fan threatened to kill his sister over a Born Sinner retweet.
Roc Nation star J. Cole has come clean on his new "Let Nas Down" record and just how God's Son himself reacted to the personal Born Sinner track.
Despite a widespread leak of Kanye West's Yeezus album heading into the weekend, reports suggest new releases from J. Cole and Mac Miller still won't be able to top its expected first-week sales.
Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has apparently experienced a change of heart and offered a new take on who will win the SoundScan battle when his Watching Movies with the Sound Off faces off against Kanye West and J. Cole next week.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole recently shared his opinion on fellow hip-hop artist Macklemore and why despite some of the criticism he receives the West Coast spitter is paving lanes.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole has finally unwrapped the story behind his new "Let Nas Down" record and why he felt a need to put the track together for his upcoming Born Sinner album.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may have motivated more than just J. Cole's Born Sinner album release bump as the Roc Nation protégé appears to now have applied Ye's idea of premiering new music nationwide simultaneously.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole may have broken his own promise of having no other artists rapping on his upcoming Born Sinner solo album as a leaked tracklist shows rap stars Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent as guest features.
Roc Nation protégé J. Cole recently reflected on his 2011 Cole World debut album and how the project ultimately changed the way a lot of music executives and fellow entertainers do business.
Roc Nation VP of product marketing Liz Hausle has admitted an unexpected announcement by label star J. Cole to move his long-awaited Born Sinner release date up a week to face-off against Kanye West's Yeezus even threw them off.
Roc Nation protégé J. Cole has stayed true to his word by releasing a highly anticipated TLC Born Sinner track Monday (June 3).
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole has stepped forward to put an end to online chatter about having a song on his upcoming Born Sinner album entitled "I Disappointed Nas."
Roc Nation's J. Cole is going to have to rely on his own emcee skills and the help of some R&B artists to help push his upcoming Born Sinner album after revealing he is the only artist rapping on the project.
New York radio station Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg has spilled some details on J. Cole's upcoming Born Sinner album and said there is a particular track centered on an issue rap veteran Nas had with him.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole has decided to get fans even more excited about his highly-anticipated Born Sinner solo album by releasing the project's deluxe cover art this week.
A day after J. Cole released his overly personal "Cole Summer" anthem, Hollywood actress Tia Mowry has responded to the Roc Nation rapper's steamy reference.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole came through on his promise of dropping a follow-up to last winter's Truly Yours EP by delivering it to diehard fanatics last night (April 30).
Continue reading J. Cole Comes Through In The Clutch [Audio].
Young Money's Drake is one of many to publicly speak out and vouch for his Roc Nation pal J. Cole's new, buzzing "Cole Summer" anthem.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole is hoping to hold fans over as they patiently wait for his upcoming Born Sinner solo album by announcing plans to drop a Truly Yours 2 project today (April 30).
Roc Nation's J. Cole may be in a relationship these days but the rapper recently revealed his teenage crush on producer Swizz Beatz's wife Alicia Keys.
Roc Nation's J. Cole has decided to treat fans to an inside scoop by announcing his upcoming Born Sinner's summer release date this week on Twitter.
Continue reading J. Cole Admits He "F*cked Up" But Makes Up For It.
Roc Nation's J. Cole recently took fans a bit closer into his personal life, dishing out his love for late hip-hop mogul Tupac Shakur and describing real estate icon Donald Trump as nothing less than a joke.
Continue reading J. Cole Bigs Up Tupac Shakur, Calls Donald Trump "A Clown".
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole is the latest hip-hop artist to give his two cents on MTV's much-debated "Hottest MCs in the Game" Top 10 list and revealed just how upset he is over not landing a spot.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole is the latest hip-hop artist to add life and show off his impression of the infectious "Harlem Shake" dance.
Continue reading Jay-Z's Roc Nation Protégé Joins Harlem Shake Movement [Video].
Roc Nation's J. Cole recently talked about his relationship with rap mogul Jay-Z and admitted he, at one time, wondered about his alleged connections to the Illuminati.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole stepped away from the music scene this week and discussed what women flooded his mind during his early schoolboy days.
Continue reading J. Cole Reveals His Fantasy Women, Names Prettiest Female Celebs [Audio].
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole recently talked about his delayed Born Sinner solo effort and explained why he blew his own lid off by trying to meet a premature release date.
Continue reading J. Cole Admits He Jumped The Gun: "Let's Not F*ck Around".
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole recently revealed how his inexperience cost him hit records that wound up benefiting rap stars like Nas and Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross.
Continue reading J. Cole Admits Huge Losses Helped Nas & Rick Ross Make Hits.
The Roots' Questlove and producer 9th Wonder have stepped up with their reactions to Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Jay-Z's new "Suit & Tie" collaboration amid some online backlash.
Continue reading Questlove & 9th Wonder React To Jay-Z's "Suit & Tie" Backlash.
Roc Nation protégé J. Cole has updated fans on the status of his long-awaited sophomore album, Born Sinner, and revealed it will miss its slated release date later this month.
Continue reading J. Cole Tells "Born Sinner" Fans Don't Hold Your Breath [Video].
Roc Nation's J. Cole prepares to take on the Mayan prophecy of the world ending today (December 21) by dropping a new doomsday-themed record called "2012."
Continue reading J. Cole Takes On Doomsday: "Jam This Sh*t When The World Ends" [Audio].
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has confirmed reports which claim his slated North Carolina shows heading into the weekend have been cancelled.
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has reportedly decided to nix an upcoming North Carolina concert stop after receiving death threats.
Continue reading @RickyRozay Receives Death Threats? Cancels MMG Concert Stop.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole is showing no signs of fear as fans await his upcoming Born Sinner solo album and said he is not worried about any type of sophomore jinx myths.
Weeks after J. Cole announced the release date and title of his upcoming Born Sinner album, the Roc Nation protégé now says fans should not hold their breath over its slated drop date.
Continue reading J. Cole Says Don't Get Your Hopes Up For "Born Sinner" Just Yet.
Roc Nation's J. Cole has addressed taking an unusual approach to announce his sophomore album, Born Sinner, this week and said only a select few got to experience the "real" moment.
Continue reading J. Cole Addresses Dramatic "Born Sinner" Announcement.
Roc Nation's J. Cole is ready to lace back up and has announced the title of his upcoming sophomore solo album along with its release date this week.
Continue reading J. Cole's Born To Sin On Sophomore Roc Nation LP [Video].
With Gucci Mane catching headlines as of late for publicly going at fellow Atlanta rappers like Young Jeezy, T.I. and Yung Joc, SOHH reached out to his "Make A Song" collaborator Ricky Ruckus for his take on the feuds.
Continue reading Gucci Mane Affiliate Compares Young Jeezy, T.I. Feud To 50 Cent.
Rap newcomer Diggy Simmons is not coming off his recent "Fall Down" diss track aimed toward J. Cole and admitted the Roc Nation protégé caught him off-guard with a recent subliminal freestyle.
Continue reading Diggy Admits J. Cole Caught Him W/ His Pants Down: "I Was Shocked".
Rap newcomer Diggy Simmons is not apologizing for going at J. Cole on a recent diss record and said the Roc Nation protégé is actually at fault for re-sparking their feud.
Continue reading Diggy Simmons Blames J. Cole For Re-Igniting Beef [Video].
Teenage rapper Diggy Simmons is letting fans know his new "Fall Down" J. Cole diss track is just a sample of what they can expect from an upcoming mixtape called Out of This World.
Continue reading Diggy Simmons Calls J. Cole Feud Record "First Taste" Of What's To Come.
Days after Roc Nation's J. Cole allegedly dissed fellow emcee Diggy Simmons during a live concert performance, the teenage rhyme spitter has lashed back with a new record titled "Fall Down."
The wife of jailed rapper G. Dep, Crystal Sutton, has stepped forward to offer her reaction to rap star Lil Wayne snagging his memorable "Special Delivery" beat for a Dedication 4 track.
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Adam Bernard gave Del the Funky Homosapien the title last week, Kooley High's DJ Digitz crowns Phonte SOHH Underrated.]
Continue reading "He Is Just Criminally Underrated On All Fronts".
Hollywood legend Andy Griffith has reportedly passed away at the age of 86 leaving a legacy in the enterainment industry dating back to the "Andy Griffith" television show and launch of acclaimed director Ron Howard's career.
Roc Nation protege J. Cole has his eyes set on bigger things than rap beef these days with reports claiming he and teenage rapper Diggy Simmons set aside their differences earlier this week in San Francisco.
Continue reading J. Cole & Diggy Simmons Call Truce, Avoid Full-Fledged Beef.
Roc Nation protégé J. Cole has finally stepped forward to clear the air on getting put on blast by teenage rapper Diggy Simmons back in April and laughed off beef talk.
Days after teasing fans with some in-studio photos alongside West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar, Roc Nation protege J. Cole spills the beans on what fans can expect from their upcoming collaborative album.
Continue reading J. Cole Serves Up Another Kendrick Lamar Joint LP Scoop [Video].
Roc Nation protege J. Cole and Aftermath rookie Kendrick Lamar are making sure to tease fans heading into Memorial Day Weekend by unveiling a few in-studio shots just days after confirming a joint album is in the works.
Continue reading J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar Tease The 'Net In B-Ball Gear.
Producer 9th Wonder recently stood up for Wale in light of signing to Maybach Music Group last year and said fans should not get upset when their favorite artists try to evolve.
Roc Nation protege J. Cole is fed up with social networking tool Twitter and recently dished out why he is willing to lose 2.3 million followers.
With the Diggy Simmons and J. Cole feud buzz quickly losing steam, G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid has offered his take on when keeping it real goes wrong.
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After singer Myko breaks down his new Future-assisted "Okay, Okay" anthem, rap newcomer Driicky Graham discusses his new track "Snapbacks and Tattoos."]
Continue reading "The Ladies Are Even Going Hard With The Snapbacks & Tattoos Nowadays".
Rap newcomer Diggy Simmons has come forward to address the newly leaked "What You Say To Me" diss record and admitted his anti-J. Cole track is indeed legit.
Hip-hop pioneer Reverend Run has come to the defense of Diggy Simmons in light of an unexpected diss track directed toward Roc Nation protege J. Cole emerging online.
A war of words between Roc Nation's J. Cole and rap newcomer Diggy Simmons is officially underway, as Reverend Run's son has dropped a diss track aimed at the North Carolina-bred emcee.
While platinum-selling rapper Drake may not be at the top of his list of favorite hip-hop artists, one-time Ruff Ryders leader, DMX, has issued a co-sign to Roc Nation protege- J. Cole.
Continue reading DMX Says It's a Cole World, "He's Saying Something" [Video].
Elusive rapper Charles Hamilton has decided to unleash his issues with Roc Nation's J. Cole by releasing a diss track appropriately titled "J. Cole Diss" going at the Jay-Z protege.
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka, may just have to watch his back when traveling through North Carolina these days, with reports claiming his security team is banned from entering the state.
Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame's Security Catches Heat, Banned In North Carolina.
Southern rapper Petey Pablo is reportedly working away at a three-year jail sentence with reports claiming he quietly began the term last month.
Continue reading Petey Pablo Serving Out Time, Rapper Behind Bars For 3-Year Jail Term.
With the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony just a day away, Roc Nation protege J. Cole has reflected on going for "Best New Artist" and how it is a toss-up for who will ultimately walk home wiht the gold.
Continue reading J. Cole Sidelines Grammy Awards Craze, "Anybody Can Win It".
With rap stars Nicki Minaj and J. Cole facing off against one another at this weekend's Grammy Awards ceremony, 112's Slim chopped it up with SOHH to give his take on the match-up.
Continue reading "Sky's The Limit Is Not Even For Nicki Minaj. She's Got The Universe".
Remember when rappers were the "dangerous guys"? Nowadays, you gotta watch out for the muscle behind cats like Ray J and Justin Bieber. The story this time around is that Beebz hired security threatened a knuckle sandwich and ended up delivering a cold cut combo.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole has opened up on going for Grammy gold this month and how much pressure he feels facing off with artists like Nicki Minaj for "Best New Artist."
Continue reading J. Cole Prepared For Nicki Minaj Grammy Showdown, "Anything Is Possible".
[100 Yard Dash: Every week, SOHH features a group or solo artist naming the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Hot Rod gave Roscoe Dash the title earlier this week, Roscoe now explains why the SOHH Underrated throne should be shared by several young artists.]
Roc Nation protege J. Cole has offered his reaction to rap mogul Jay-Z recently predicting he should easily win "Best New Artist" hands down at the upcoming annual Grammy Awards ceremony.
Rap mogul Jay-Z recently gave his reaction to Roc Nation protege J. Cole earning a Grammy nomination and said the North Carolina-bred emcee is a top pick for "Best New Artist."
Continue reading Jay-Z On His 'Star': "I Think He's Already Won 'Best New Artist' To Me".
[With their new David Thompson album finally on store shelves, Kooley High's Charlie Smarts and DJ Digitz break down the science behind the project's eye-catching cover art.]
Continue reading "We Emphasized His Sky-Walking Ability On The Cover".
Hours after driving the Internet nuts with a viral attack toward rap newcomer J. Cole, hip-hop veteran Canibus has come forward and apologized for going at the Roc Nation protege.
Non-violence, non-violence. You hate to hear about a rapper getting caught up in some bullsh*t, especially overseas. Which is why the recent rumor that Lil' Wayne slappin' up some cat out in Africa is as random as it is unfortunate. Dah well. Here's the story:
New York rapper Canibus has returned to making hip-hop headlines over the weekend by dropping a new diss record and open letter directly targeting Roc Nation protege J. Cole.
Continue reading Canibus Airs Out J. Cole, "He Speaks About Me Like I Am Dead" [Audio].
[With the new release of their highly-anticipated David Thompson LP in stores today, Kooley High's Charlie Smarts and DJ Ill Digitz give you their Top 5 reasons why this is a must-have album.]
Roc Nation star J. Cole has expressed his gratitude and utter shock to his long-awaited debut Cole World: The Sideline Story hitting gold status this week.
Continue reading J. Cole Speechless Over "Sideline Story" Striking Gold.
Tarheel State rapper Big Pooh recently shared his thoughts on rappers spitting without a purpose and misrepresenting themselves on the mic.
Continue reading "There Are A Lot Of Rappers Doing It For The Wrong Reasons".
Young Money star Drake has finally addressed ex-Little Brother member Phonte's accusations of dodging him and 9th Wonder for a collaboration despite giving them multiple public accolades.
[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After New York rapper The Kid Daytona explains why "God Is Good", ex-Little Brother MC Big Pooh talks about his new song "Make it Thru".]
Continue reading "The Ills Of The World Are A Subject That People Avoid Talking About".
In light of the recent release of his solo album Dirty Pretty Things, SOHH recently caught up with rapper Big Pooh to discuss the "pretty things" he has come in contact with throughout his career.
[With the recent release of "Mr. Showbiz", entertainer Nick Cannon gives his top five reasons why you should go out and support his new comedy DVD.]
Continue reading "Mr. Showbiz": "If You Really Want To Know How I [Feel] About Eminem...".
Continue reading Big Pooh, "Dirty Pretty Things".
Cole surprised alot of people with sales of his debut, A Sideline Story. Being a "new" rapper on a major label, there's a certain amount of pressure to deliver a smash single or two before your album drops. A huge radio hit can do more for sales than all the marketing in the world, and while having a song that's in constant rotation by no means guarantees that your CD's gonna sell mad copies, it does sort of indicate that there is at least a decent amount of interest in your brand.
[With the new release of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One less than 24 hours away, Insomniac Games studio designer Chad Dezern gives you his Top 5 reasons to add this adventure to your game stash.]
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has finally been released from a hospital after experiencing two seizures heading into the weekend.
Continue reading Rick Ross Finally Departs Hospital, Spotted W/ DJ Khaled.
Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross has decided to play it safe a day following multiple seizures by canceling a few of his live performances.
Producer 9th Wonder recently spoke on his budding work relationship with rap star Drake and said as things stand right now, he is not set to appear on Drizzy's upcoming Take Care sophomore album.
Continue reading 9th Doesn't Wonder About Drake Collabo, "Jay-Z Kinda Ruined All That".
In light of many personalities labeling several artists as "Underrated", renowned hip-hop producer 9th Wonder recently spoke to SOHH about why the category deserves more scrutiny and dissection.
Continue reading "Canibus' First Album Was Not The Best Piece Of Work".
Producer 9th Wonder recently reflected on what it meant to appear on Jay-Z's platinum-selling The Black Album in 2003 and how big of an impact it has had on his life.
Continue reading "I Was On One Of The Top Three Jay-Z Albums Ever" .
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story is reportedly en route to drop nearly 75 percent in its second week album sales.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story will reportedly lose its position as the nation's top selling album courtesy of country singer Scott McCreery.
Continue reading J. Cole's "Sideline Story" Expected To Lose No. 1 Spot Next Week .
Roc Nation's J. Cole is not only receiving props from his boss, Jay-Z, over the success of his long-awaited Cole World: The Sideline Story but now it turns out Grammy-winning singer Beyonce has applauded him.
Continue reading Beyonce Says J. Cole's Roc Nation Debut Runs The World .
After Roc Nation's J. Cole showed and proved his long-awaited Cole World: The Sideline Story lived up to the hype, retail performance-wise, the North Carolina emcee's boss Jay-Z has now shared his reaction.
Continue reading Jay-Z Congratulates J. Cole's 217K Roc Nation Debut .
Top of the World: J. Cole shows off his definition of Mr. Nice Watch.
Photo taken from J. Cole's Twitter
Roc Nation's J. Cole has reacted to his long-awaited debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, finally hitting shelves and toppling its competition on the Top 200 sales chart this week.
[SOHH highlights a single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After Statik Selektah broke down why he decided to ask Freddie Gibbs and Def Jam MC Big K.R.I.T to "Play the Game", 9th Wonder discusses his role on producing the Phonte track "Life of Kings".]
Continue reading "Hip-Hop Is All About Representing Where You're From".
Roc Nation's J. Cole recently revealed his top ten all-time favorite music albums ranging from late pop star Michael Jackson's Bad to Kanye West's 2004 debut, The College Dropout.
Continue reading J. Coles Names His All-Time Fave Music Albums.
Former Little Brother member Rapper Big Pooh has stepped up to address rumors and speculation claiming a reunion is set to take place with him and ex-groupmates Phonte and 9th Wonder.
Roc Nation rapper J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story is set to do big numbers for hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's label with first-week projections up to 250,000 sold copies.
Continue reading J. Cole's "Sideline Story" First Week Sales Projections Revealed .
Producer 9th Wonder, who's latest album, The Wonder Years arrived in stores yesterday, took some time to speak with SOHH about the inner workings of a great album.
Continue reading "I Want The Rick Ross Experience, To Go Into His World...".
Roc Nation's J. Cole has stepped forward to weigh in on the tension brewing between Young Money leader Lil Wayne and his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z as heard on recent diss tracks.
Continue reading J. Cole Breaks Silence On Jay-Z/Lil Wayne Feud, "It's A Jab-Throwing Sport" .
Southern rapper Petey Pablo has reportedly been sentenced to nearly three years behind bars after pleading guilty to gun possession at a North Carolina airport last spring.
Continue reading Petey Pablo Can't Raise Up Over Gun Charge, Slapped W/ Prison Time .
Roc Nation's J. Cole recently explained the many delays that impeded the release of his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and why he did not force out the project prematurely.