J. Cole "Therapist" — a freestyle over "Victory" circa 2002/03.
With J. Cole's takeover of the Chi tonight, and in general with the new critically acclaimed album, Born Sinner, I felt it most appropriate to take it back with an old, rare freestyle from Cole for an edition of #OldSchoolSundays.
Two takeaways from this video:
1. It's very 2002 — 240p video quality with J. Cole rocking a tall tee. I bet he would be the first one to laugh at the attire and the lil dance he puts down before rhyming.
2. A glimpse at J. Cole's skill that has now come to full fruition some 10 years later. Classic production. And one that I think would be a fun revisit for Cole in 2013. Ya know, just for fun.
As mentioned above, J. Cole's in the Chi tonight as his "Dollar & A Dream" Tour continues. I feel like everyone in the city knows he's at the House Of Blues in an hour or so, but if you catch this at posting time, watch this while you get ready, then head downtown.
J. Cole recently recounted the story of playing Nas "Let Nas Down", off his new album, Born Sinner. Now, J. Cole releases the new remix where Nas himself flips it into "Made Nas Proud". Raw hip hop above. Can't help but sit back and appreciate both artists at work. I love the concept and Nas' acknowledgments throughout his new verse. Instant *Tibs Fav.
1 of the 4 tracks Drake released early this morning: "The Motion" featuring Sampha
While we were sleeping, Drake decided to shake things up in the world of new music by releasing FOUR new tracks AND announcing the release date to his hotly anticipated album, Nothing Was The Same. September 17th, he tweets. The original plan was summer but we'll have to wait a little longer now for the album. No big deal if Drake drops four tracks out of nowhere every now and then.
Jodeci was up late and put them up in the Songs page, ironically starting with the "Jodeci Freestyle" featuring J. Cole, but ICYMI here's the rundown below. "The Motion" is my favorite of the four and it looks like that'll be the one album track of this batch. Very solid start, if that's indeed the case.
The live stream is going on right now. At posting time, J. Cole is sitting down with Sway to talk about lyrics and stories behind Born Sinner, in stores now. Keep it tuned in for Chance.
UPDATE (3:48 CT): Waka Flocka joins the couch now, with Chance just ahead. Welcome to all of Chance's fans who flocked over here from Twitter. #Shoutout to the hometown homie. INCYMI though, hit the links below for the latest Chance videos and features.
UPDATE 2 (4:00 CT): Chance accidentally and hilariously kicked off the freestyle with a curse, which doesn't fly on MTV Jams. Watch now to catch the freestyle, only online embedded above!
UPDATE 3 (4:19 CT): Here's the final update. The live stream is now over. But you can rewatch the entire one hour episode above. J. Cole's genuine co-sign for Chance starts at the 52 minute mark. Chance talks briefly and then freestyles around the 59 minute mark. You can easily jump to those moments above!
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