J. Cole’s Taking His Talent To California W/ Kid Cudi + Future

Written By Cyrus Langhorne

Rolling Loud's jam-packed line-up

Dreamville boss J. Cole is gearing up for a hot winter. The hip-hop star headlines a heavy hip-hop line-up of talent set to take on the Rolling Loud California line-up three seasons from now.

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J. Cole’s Taking His Talent To California

North Carolina’s very own headlines a huge Saturday, December 11 line-up also consisting of Kodak Black, Gunna, Tyga, Griselda and Soulja Boy. However, the entire 3-day festival is set to feature an endless slew of high-profile rap stars.


J. Cole Blows Away Competition

After just its first seven days of availability, Cole’s new The Off-Season LP secured 282,000 equivalent album copies plus 2,000 traditional albums. The achievement also gave him his sixth chart-topping project.

J. Cole’s The Off-Season barges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 2021’s biggest week for a hip-hop release, as the set launches with 282,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. The Off-Season was released via Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope on May 14 and also scores the year’s largest streaming week for any album. Of The Off-Season’s 282,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending May 20, SEA units comprise 243,000 (equaling 325.05 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 37,000 (making it the top-selling album of the week) and TEA units comprise 2,000. (Billboard)

The Dreamville social media pages also acknowledged Cole’s massive achievement.

“Number 1 😤😤😤 @realcoleworld @billboard #TheOffSeason #ColeWorld”

Cole Could Be ‘Done’ W/ Rap After This Album

Cole’s rap career is thriving. Despite putting out a chart-topping The Off-Season to universal praise, the Dreamville boss could actually be retiring from his day job sooner than later.

“Oh, bro, I’m super comfortable with the potential of being done with this sh*t. But I’m never going to say, ‘Oh, this is my last album.’ … Because I never know how I’m going to feel two years, three years, four years down the line, 10 years down the line, but please believe, I’m doing all this work for a reason. … I’m doing all this work to be at peace with, ‘If I never did another album, I’m cool.'”

‘Applying Pressure: The Off-Season’ Film Drops

The hip-hop superstar hyped up anticipation for his sixth studio album by putting out his Applying Pressure: The Offseason documentary.

Applying Pressure: The Off-Season Documentary

Executive Producers: Jermaine Cole, Ibrahim Hamad

Director: Scott Lazer Executive

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Written by Cyrus Langhorne

VP of Digital Content. Catch me clocking in steady work on Call of Duty when not covering everything hip-hop 24/7. Rap goats? Action Bronson and Curren$y.

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