Thursday, April 2, 2009
J. Cole... "The Come Up"
In July of 2001, artist Petey Pablo demanded "North Carolina to C'mon and Raise up!". Who would have guessed almost eight years later it would with the emergence of J. Cole, Jay-Z's first artist signed to his new "ROC Nation" label. With little advertisement and no studio produced singles J. Cole has already placed himself at the top of the list to help revive hip hop and place a permanent foot print into this dormant industry. He has quickly become one of hip hops most talked about new artist. From him producing his own music to his insightful lyrics or his million dollar deal (Which I hear was a stupid crazy amount), this artist is definitely headed in the right direction to becoming a new legend in the game, And with your boy Mr. H to the Izzo backing him, there's no way he can lose. Keep Your ears close to the street for "The Come Up", the first mix tape to be released from J. Cole, hosted by Dj. OnPoint. A couple of notable tracks from the mix tape are "School Daze,” "Grown Simba,” and "Losing My Balance" which I posted the live version from the studio. Check it out, he is one artist that should not be slept on.