J. Cole, the Platinum Rap Dissident, Steps Back From the Spotlight

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ask J. Cole about when he realized that the traditional life of a platinum rap star didn’t suit him and he’ll tell the story of the 2013 BET Awards, when a stylist dressed him in a loud Versace sweater that two other people ended up wearing on the red carpet. He’ll talk about meetings with label executives and personal heroes who encouraged him to make musical decisions that, deep down, he never felt comfortable with. He’ll recall an awakening to the potency of the love of the…

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J. Cole ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Earns RIAA Gold Certification

J. Cole’s latest album 4 Your Eyez Only sold 492k copies in the first week and grab the number 1 spot on Billboard Now just four weeks later, RIAA has certified the album as Gold for shipping in access of 500k copies. The sales are much more than this already. Cole is also pushing his music to the radio. This past week, he picked and sent the song ‘Deja Vu’ as the first single from the album. 220 total views, no views today

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