Get To Know North Carolina’s Own J.Cole

J Cole

My dude Modi sent me this new mixtape from NC native J. Cole for me to share wit my Dukes. Now before I threw it up I bumped it since lately we’ve been getting flanked with submissions from all over the world. Can’t post errthing but this here is Goat cosigned and certified.


J. Cole

Tracklist
01. Intro
02. Simba
03. I’m The Man
04. School Daze
05. Dolla & Dream
06. Throw It Up
07. Quote Me
08. College Boy
09. Split You Up
10. Plain
11. The Come Up
12. ighty Crazy
13. Dead Presidents
14. Lil Ghetto Nigga
15. Homecoming
16. Carolina On My Mind Feat. Deacon
17. Can’t Cry
18. Goin’ Off
19. Rags To Riches (At The Beep)
20. Get It (Bonus)
21. I Do My Thing (Bonus)

Download The Come Up – J.Cole (Hosted By DJ On Point)

Studio Session Recording Get Up

J. Cole

Raised by his mother in North Carolina, J. Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville would provide much of the sights and experiences that would come to shape his sound. Cole fell into rapping at the age of 12 when his cousin from Louisiana spent the summer in Fayetteville, showing him the basics of rhyming. He was instantly hooked. From there he delved deep into the music of hip hop luminaries including Tupac Shakur, Nas and Outkast, taking from them a love for telling stories with an unbridled rigor. Seizing every opportunity to write, at age 15 J. Cole found himself with composition notebooks full of rhymes but no beats of his own to lay them on. Determined to create original songs, he begged his mother for a beat machine so he could produce music solely for himself. She granted his wish and from there, a young Cole spent all his free time creating sounds and songs that would lay the foundation for what his style has evolved to today.

Feeling the need to be heard, J. Cole used college as a tool to chase his dreams. He attended St. John’s University on an academic scholarship, choosing the school so that he could be in the heart of the music industry: New York City. After polishing his sound and graduating Magna Cum Laude, J. Cole is dropping his debut mixtape, properly titled “The Come Up” hosted by DJ On Point. A mash up of dusty, soul filled sound beds, raw, energetic drums and an endless range of topics—everything from the carefree days of college to the seemingly endless plight of those have-nots scrapping for change—The Come Up puts J. Cole’s broad palette of lyrical and production talents on display. “All a nigga wanna do is take his momma from that, but they rather lock us up and make sure we don’t come back,” he vehemently spits over the cascading keys and triumphant strings of the self produced “Lil’ Ghetto Nigga.”

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6 Responses to “Get To Know North Carolina’s Own J.Cole”

  1. bruce leeroy Says:
    May 8th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    did he really produce that song in the video though? and that school daze track, number 4? he kilt it. cot damn, where did this kid come from? and is DJ on point still alive?

  2. demarcus Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    ok i see you out here mr. cole!

  3. lboogie Says:
    May 9th, 2008 at 1:40 am

    “my dude modi”

    er…

  4. modi Says:
    May 19th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    yikes. i didn’t even see this. great looks. but uh, why does ****** stay hating? just cuz u graduated doesn’t mean a damn thing. shit.

  5. tracy g. Says:
    August 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    small fucking world

    whattup eflat!

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    August 13th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

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