J. Cole is the king of being low key, and if this rumor is true, his reign will remain uncontested.
Someone at iTunes was tasked with listening to Cole‘s new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, and writing a description before its release tomorrow, December 9. Whether it was all part of Cole‘s plan to announce this information or they didn’t know it was a secret is unknown, but they revealed that Cole is now a father – should they have interpreted his lyrics properly.
The review says that one of the themes touched upon on the album is “the responsibility of fatherhood,” while adding that on “She’s Mine,” he even reveals the gender!
“The two-part suite “She’s Mine” may be the most important song he’s written, as Cole hovers over his daughter & finds himself overcome by a strange feeling: hope.”
If this is true, congrats to Cole and Melissa! Check out the iTunes review below, along with the rest of today’s biggest stories.
J. Cole will be dropping a brand new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, in exactly one week on Friday, December 9. The pre-order has gone live, revealing there will be 10 tracks on the album. The release date is the exact same day as Cole released his double platinum effort, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, two years ago – so clearly he enjoys December 9!
Shortly after the announcement, Cole released a 40-minute documentary on TIDAL called Eyez, and it included a visual for one of the album’s songs, “False Prophets.” The lyrics are rather interesting, as Cole appears to be not only gunning for Kanye West, but taking some jabs at his homie Wale as well!
Check out the lyrics and the documentary below, along with the rest of today’s biggest stories!
The plot thickens. While most are moving on from the Drake vs. Kid Cudi beef a “new development” has surfaced now that credits have been revealed on Drake’s “Two Birds, One Stone.”
As we all know, Drizzy takes a shot a at Cudi in the new track but what we didn’t know is that the song was co-written and produced by none other than Kanye West.
During his performance in Miami on Monday night, The Game called out Meek Mill – which came out of left field, especially since the pair just collaborated last year.
“When you see me n***a, square up,” Game said, later adding, “Meek Mill not snitching on me. I never heard of that… F*ck that n***a.”
The resurgence of dancehall has been quite apparent in 2016, especially through the likes of artist such as Drake, Tory Lanez, PartyNextDoor and Justin Beiber. However, now that the genre has come back to the mainstream, controversy has followed.
The debate stems from the new generation of artists who are appropriating the sound of dancehall and afrobeats without acknowledging its roots. Give credit where credit is due. For example: Popcaan was originally featured on Drake‘s hit single “Controlla” but Drake eventually removed him [from the track] on Views.
Dancehall legend Sean Paul wasn’t shy about putting in his two cents in a recent interview with the Guardian:
Over the weekend, Lil Wayne alarmed fans when he took to Twitter to say he’s “defenseless and mentally defeated,” adding that he’d be “leaving gracefully” because he’s done. Was this a retirement announcement, due to all of the drama with Birdman? It’s highly likely, and his industry peers came out in droves to let him know they’re with him.
Everyone from Rick Ross to Chance The Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, Missy Elliott and more spoke out on social media in support of one of the greatest rappers of our generation, and even Young Thug – who infamously feuded with Wayne in 2014 and 2015 – threw in some [shady] support. Of course, both Drake and Chris Brown had some kind words as well, as both artists have worked closely with Wayne since the start of their respective careers – with Wayne even being the reason Drake‘s career is where it is in the first place!
Unfortunately, the pair found it the perfect time to shade each other as well, despite Chris now saying he wasn’t dissing Drizzy. Check out their shots below, as well as the words of encouragement from many others. WE LOVE YOU, WEEZY!
PartyNextDoor put out his long awaited P3 project this summer, but it got a lukewarm reception at best. In an interview with Rolling Stone last month, the OVO singer revealed that he wasn’t happy at all, particularly after giving Drake and Rihanna such a “moment” with the song “Work,” and not having one for himself.
Many have speculated that Party writes a lot of Drake‘s songs, something Joe Budden made note of on one of his diss tracks to Drake earlier this summer. And seemingly, Party himself confirmed it with this tweet over the weekend, before deleting his entire account: