J. Cole has had nothing but a string of good news. His dominance over hip hop continues. J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive is now platinum, which fulfills a prophecy J. Cole announced in a 2009 rap lyric.
Hot New Hip Hop reported on the connection between an earlier J. Cole song and the way success plays out for him today.
“It all happened as he prophesied on 2009 track ‘Serenade.’ ‘See, I travelled outta state and I ain’t know a soul, Told my mama I’d be back when I had a million sold.’ Congrats to J Cole!”
News of 2014 Forest Hills Drive being a million seller came just after his hometown performance in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He brought out Jay Z, Drake, and Big Sean during the performance. J. Cole has been touring to promote his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album while simultaneously holding a smaller series of shows to perform his 2010 Friday Night Lights mixtape.
The recent hometown performance absolutely set fans ablaze. The Daily Tarheel reported on the J. Cole concert’s aftereffects.
“The throngs of fans filtered out of the Crown Coliseum with sustained fervor, defying voices left hoarse from screaming to contact their friends, siblings and anyone who would listen to break the news about the show in little ole’ Fayetteville that had two giant twists.”
Those two giant twists refer to Drake and Jay Z. Awesome concerts and one million in album sales is only the beginning. J. Cole also appears on Janet Jackson’s first album in years, Unbreakable. Catch him on the track titled “No Sleeep.” The album also features rap queen Missy Elliot on the track “Burnitup!”
Popular radio host Charlamagne Tha God has also put J. Cole at the top stratum of the hip hop world. Charlamagne shot back at insults that were hurled by New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica at a show in London. Electronica decided to crown himself the god of hip hop while belittling both Drake and J. Cole. Charlamagne responded by declaring that Jay Electronica doesn’t have enough songs to play the critic. Charlamagne then proclaimed J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar “the undisputed three,” according to an interview on Vlad TV.
J. Cole fervor shows no signs of dying down in the world of hip hop. He’s taken hip hop and injected it with renewed energy, and he’s given a big name to the small town of Fayetteville. Now that he’s achieved awesome success through three albums and three mixtapes, J. Cole fans can only look forward to more great music.
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