J.Cole Covers YRB

It’s still a Cole World. And the Grammy Best New Artist nominee takes the cover of YRB’s latest cover. You can read the cover story here. Below is an excerpt on his project with Kendrick Lamar.

Another project that he’s keeping quiet on is his joint studio album with Kendrick Lamar, which originated as a mixtape. Though the two haven’t hit the studio since laying down cuts including K. Dot’s “HiiiPoWeR,” Cole spoke with the Compton rapper about flying him out to London to spend a week recording their collaborative LP. “At the end of the day, you’re dealing with two solo artists who are on the move all the time,” he explains. “At some point, you’ve got to connect. I think it will happen.”

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  • mac DIESEL fanbase

    dude is so generic

  • Black Shady

    Cole World No Plaque? HA! COLE WON!!

    the project with K.Dot gonna be AMAZING!!!

  • CK

    looking forward to that project.

  • @tshiamofs

    Mac Diesel is a celebrity on Cole posts

  • mac DIESEL fanbase

    @ CK
    ME TOO !!!!! AFTER THAT, PEOPLE MIGHT REALIZE THAT THIS DUDE IS NOTHING SPECIAL WHEN HE RAPS ASIDE FROM KENDRICK LAMAR ON A WHOLE CD !!!!!!!!

  • Musikal

    Cole heatin up niggas know wat it is.

  • Fah Q

    Fan of the music…but ol boy lookz retarded..

  • RN (( Real Nigga ))

    cover sucks.

  • Carlos “The Hip Hop Historian”

    J Cole is a generic artist. I like what he is trying to represent but the actual fact is that he does not have special talent. He tries to mimic so called real hip hop and the end result is average at best. The industry is pushing this artist and marketing him in a great way but you can’ t fool everyone. Overrated artist, No charisma, No voice, No presence on mic, No flow, unoriginal subject matter. Just because you copy off of another original artist does not make you original.

  • Mohammed

    @Carlos “The Hip Hop Historian”
    Pure 100% bullshit

  • kee

    Carlos “The Hip Hop Historian ^^^ you sound crazzy , you havent done your home work your just speaking on what you see on the screen, go listen to every mixtape , he did all the beats thats what makes an artist different what style of instrumentals he uses, you can have your own opinion but numbers dont lie and cole music touches the soul just like kendrick so say what you want , but themusic speaks for its self and the music is very very good

  • waloo

    If cole can rap like he did on that talib kweli joint “just begun” And also how he rapped on “looking for trouble” then he should have nothing to worry about while rapping alongside Kendrick. I need some IN-UR-FUCKING-FACE type shit Like that “loud noises” track with eminem royce and slaughterhouse. Im tired of these structed ass songs. Gay catchy hook and ONLY 2 16s. These rappers gettin lazier by the day! Man, fuck a 16 and fuck generic music. Shout out dope spitters

  • http://hulkshare.com/yi5cf3bwky0j absolutely

    I couldnt have said better myself, carlos. Couldnt quite explain the lack of charisma of cole in words. I think the trying to be hip-hop of cole is certainly a noticable limitation. So far, K. Lamar be decent. I have yet to see an upcoming superstar. Plus the lack of subject matter be evident to me. Click my name and listen to my song “AMBIZE”.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/ErrolGames Errol Games

    I think J Cole is hit and miss. Most of his radio singles (work out & who dat) were wack and generic, but his super serious tracks like Two Face, Enchanted, & See World are dope af. He’s pretty dope live when he’s a headliner. When he opened for Rihanna… Not so much

  • mynds

    Cole no voice? you must have never listened to his music. From mixtape to even the album he sounds like nobody I ever listened to.Charisma this dude wants to be the best more than any artist it’s almost all he talks about. His singles need work I agree but he can put an album together which is more important than singles thats whats wrong with the industry these artisits only good for singles then have nothing to talk about on they album.

  • Word

    @Carlos do you get paid for why you do? Fact is, 500k sold, a gold plaque and a Grammy nod says your whole comment is false. Or just your opinion

  • Pugz

    Cole World

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    J. Cole is talented. Atleast he isn’t singing like other people. Cop that album !

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  • prettynana43

    YRB,,,,,,,,,,Y WOULD U CHOOSE THIS PICK FOR YOUR COVER? ITS SO NOT ATTRACTIVE #ATALL!!! BUT ON ANOTHER NOTE,,,JCOLE IS A HOT YOUNG TALENT THAT IS ON THE RISE!!! WE SEE U JCOLE! P.S . NEXT TIME PLEASE TAKE MORE EASY ON THE EYE PICS,,,U R @HANDSOME TO BE MAKIN SUCH HIDEOUS FACES!LOL,,,,IJS!

  • domheyToThe

    cole stay winning, welcome haters

  • man

    why this man look like a vampire haha

  • the void

    friday night lights >sideline story. yo whats up with that creepy cover? son went softer than he already was. smh

  • mula

    Wizard Cole

  • Y U MAD

    Cosign Carlos 100%. nothing more nothing less.

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Overrated artist, No charisma, No voice, No presence on mic, No flow, unoriginal subject matter = Drake, Wayne, Nicki.

  • RK

    @Carlos I said that exact statement months ago. Cole is more of a fan then a creative artist. I’m I can tell Cole love hip-hop but the has yet to make his own lane. To me Cole looks like he studied Kanye, Pac, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas and just rip off their careers. Yea he makes his own beats but atist been doing that. Lets be honest who would buy a beat from Kanye or Cole? His lyrics are lukewarm. He not wack at all but he’s not spectacular, at the end of the day he just plain. He is far from the savior of hip-hop. To be honest that kid Astro looks like he can save hip-hop.

  • LET’S GO

    COLE WORLD: VARSITY BLUES coming in June

  • marcvincent

    man looking like he finna kill somebody

  • Word

    @RK Who the fuck is Astro? Exactly. No artist is 100% original. Everybody studied SOMEBODY. Your whole comment suggest that a rapper can’t have influences. Name your favorite rapper. He was influenced by SOMEBODY. Nobody has a lane. Everybody is like somebody else. I don’t know what you guys expect. It’s just rap. There’s only so much you can do and say that hasn’t been done or said before.

  • RK

    @Word If its just rap then why you catching feelings like a female. Astro is the future of hip-hop check back in 3 yrs and ask that. You said no rapper made his own lane. wtf… So your telling me Kanye West dosen’this own lane. Nigga you geek. Listen nigga I like J. Cole the kid has potential but for now thats all it is potential untell he show me some classic shit.

  • Converse

    What the fuck is an Astro? o the cry baby hipster/copy and paste ass nigga? hahha nigga fuck ya self with aids dick u clown
    ^

    COLE WORLD MAKE WAY 4 THA CHOSEN 1

  • RK

    @Converse nigga your still alive damn. The fact you who is means the kid has a buzz already and is better than your favorite rapper.

  • http://hulkshare.com/yi5cf3bwky0j absolutely

    Astros not tight. he couldnt possibly be talking about anything invoking; nor could J cole. J. cole lacks charisma, personality, and CREDIBILITY. Cole talks about really nothing important. Me, I got the skills of longevity, uncontestable.

  • Bknyhustle

    JCole the best rapper alive! Nuff said

  • Brooklyn

    Aye foreal tho Astro Has potential lil’ BK nigga can spit. He got a better flow then J Cole.

  • Nate

    dude, idk who astro is but there is no way he tops j.cole, maybe he has more to talk about and maybe he might flow better, but that doesn’t mean he’s a all around better rapper.Also, And why would jay z sign him if he couldn’t top a few underground kids?And how can some one suck yet still kill every kanye beat he ever did and kill kanye on every song they’ve had together.And to state the obvious kid astro is a fucking stupid name and cole is far from a kid he’s a grown ass man, he’s like 25 or 26.
    Oh and he had the best verse on looking for trouble and that was completely his style and he still killed half of good music smh, kid astro is nobody or mine aswell be to the rap game and if any of you dumb fucks have anything to say about him after the collab with kendrick go fuck yourself.