Apparently, J.Cole came very close to reuniting 50 cent and Nas on his recent Born Sinner album. Read the full interview story here.
“I made that song and didn’t write the hook, I just did the melody. On the original reference I’m humming the melody, but all I did was steal a 50 Cent melody—some shit I would hear 50 singing. I had that song for a year before the album came out. I was like, “Damn, I’d love to get 50 or Nas on this.” Nas was my original plan but he didn’t get the verse done in time. So we had this other kid from Queens named Bas.
Exactly. For hip-hop, period. But really for New York. I wanted that to be a real New York record. This down South nigga coming and putting on for the city because I have a connection. So 50 came to the studio in L.A. to lay the verse and he heard the melody and he was like, “I could tell you was thinking about me when you were doing that melody.” He wrote that shit in five minutes, maybe. It was crazy to see that melody that was in my head come to life with the actual person who I wanted to do it. He gave us three hours worth of game that night, just talking.”
Born Sinner would have been even more of a success had Cole been able to realize his goal.
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J. Cole surprised the crowd at Westway in New York as he joined Bas on stage for a performance of their collab off Quarter Water Raised Me Vol.2. The official for the live performance of this track is below:
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“Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is now in stores and online everywhere on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. To celebrate the latest installment for the series, Ubisoft releases a launch trailer featuring J.Cole’s“Miss America” reflecting the game’s premise. While you’re trying to stop terrorist attacks on the America, the game’s President of the United States, Patricia Caldwell calls upon Sam Fisher to stop The Engineers (terrorist) from more attacks.”
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J. Cole sits down for a one hour interview with the Wall Street Journal led by Lee Hawkins and discusses his last album (Born Sinner), how Jay-Z has impacted his rapping career, his experience at St. John’s University, Trayvon Martin, and much more. Clear your schedule for about an hour for this one.
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J.Cole and his prophyte Nasir join forces on the Vibe cover. The two had a sit down and discussed Cole’s Friday Night Lights album, Nas’ approval of Cole development as a rapper, and the “Let Nas Down” album. Click the cover picture to read a transcript of their interview process for the cover shoot and find out exactly what Nas had to say about J. Cole and his work.
I can really relate to this track. It’s never been easy for me, but sooner or later I’m going to make it through. It seems as though the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. Smh, this world is in a sad state. Rich Niggaz…smh! I hadn’t realized it before, but this Born Sinner album is going to blow up. Born Sinner was released on June 10th, 2013. If you haven’t gotten yourself a copy, go and get one.
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J. Cole’s born sinner album is available in stores now. Born Sinner was released on June 10th, 2013.
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