While we are on the topic, J. Cole also graces one of the covers of ESPN The Magazine’s music issue. Like Katy Perry, J. Cole shares his cover with a major sports figure, NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. This meet up was bound to happen at some point. Here’s why: Before 2014 ended, J. Cole released an album titled ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive.’ In one of the songs, he shouts out Dale Earnhardt Jr, “Forreal Dale Earnhardt jr man, thank you dawg. From the bottom of my heart. That shit you said to me changed my life man.” This was...more
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This is a follow up post to last week’s in that Taylor Swift’s reign STILL won’t let up. On October 27, Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album, 1989. It’s been only two months since the album’s release and it has managed to overtake the previously unconquerable, Frozen. In other words, Taylor Swift’s “1989” is officially the best selling album of 2014. This week on the charts, Taylor reigns supreme ending the year perched at #1 on the Billboard charts. She achieved this career-defining numbers by selling a total of 430,000 units (326,000 in sales) this week alone. This isn’t...more
Earlier this week, J. Cole dropped his third studio album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” J.Cole stopped by ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on December 10, and as opposed to performing one of his album’s tracks, Cole performed “Be Free.” “Be Free” is a song J. Cole released in August, in response to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American who was gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, earlier this year. In more album-related news, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ is expected sell 320-350k in its first week
Uh-oh. More than one great album is out today. A little less than a month ago, J. Cole announced via a video titled ‘Intro,’ that he would be releasing a new album titled ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive.’ Released via his record label ‘Dreamville Records’ & ‘Roc Nation,’ ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ marks the official release of J. Cole’s third studio album, a follow up to Born Sinner (released 2013) & Cole World: The Sideline Story (Released 2011). Of the 13 songs on ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive,’ Cole has chosen “G.O.M.D” as the album’s promotional single.