Rapper J. Cole returned to his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. on Thursday to launch his annual Dreamville Weekend, which is named after his record label that he started when he was in college. The Roc Nation artist was honored with his own holiday as Cumberland County Commissioner Charles Evans officially proclaimed March 1, 2012, as "J. Cole Day."
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After securing a gold-selling debut album ('Cole World: The Sideline Story') and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, J. Cole reached another milestone today (Feb. 22): he accumulated two million followers on Twitter. In celebration of that social-media feat, the 'Work Out' rapper released a free downloadable track called 'Grew Up Fast.'
J. Cole is going to back to school. Well, sort of. The Roc Nation rapper has teamed up with green company REVERB for his Campus Consciousness / The Sideline Story Tour this spring. Besides performing songs from his latest album 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' Hollywood Cole will also teach students how they can save the environment.
J. Cole couldn't be more humble about his Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The 'Work Out' rapper revealed that he demanded his record label Roc Nation to release his gold-selling debut 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' in late September before the Grammy deadline so it could be considered for nominations.
Rapper J. Cole caps off 2011 with a performance of 'Work Out' on CBS' late-night talkie 'Late Show with David Letterman.' The Roc Nation artist had a phenomenal year with his album 'Cole World: The Sideline Story,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and reached Gold status last month.
In what may be the shortest diss-a-thon in hip-hop history, former battle rapper Canibus ended his beef with J. Cole two days after releasing 'J. Clone,' a heated diss song about the Roc Nation artist. In a video that was posted online today (Dec. 12), Canibus apologized for his actions and the brouhaha over the track.
J. Cole is holding down his place as the Sound Off champ, snagging his second win in a row. J. Cole's 'Can't Get Enough' managed to squash T-Pain and his jam 'Bang Bang Pow Pow,' with the 'Cole World' hitmaker garnering more than 87% of the fan votes. Now, his Trey Songz-featured tune will take on Lupe Fiasco and his new single 'I Don't Wanna Care Right Now.'
J. Cole can add one more accomplishment to his productive year. The North Cackalacka rhyme-slinger's debut LP 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' has reached gold status for sales of 500,000 copies by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Roc Nation artist went on Twitter to show proof by posting a letter from his attorney showing the RIAA certification.