Just shortly after the release of Bas’s new project Too Hight to Riot, we’re presented a visual for ‘Night Job’ from the dynamic duo J.Cole & Bas off the highly-anticipated Revenge of the Dreamers II EP. The dark & cold visual takes us inside Bas & Cole’s perspectives on the track. Check out the video below & cop Bas’s new project here.
Over the past few years, we’ve been lucky to have worked with some incredible artists. Last night at the 58th Annual Grammy Award’s, 14 of those artists were recognized for their achievements in the music industry. Whether they were nominated or took home a trophy, we congratulate these folks for their hard-work, passion, and drive to create. We’re proud to have worked with and grown with these talented individuals that are so dedicated to their craft. Check out the following ScoreMore alumni winners below.
Best Rap Album: To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat – “These Walls”
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, Kawan Prather, Sounwave, Pharrell Williams – “Alright”
Yesterday, J. Cole dropped a live album, Forest Hills Drive: Live from Fayetteville, NC. Was is a coincidence that yesterday was also his birthday? Proabably not. One of the tracks was called “January 28th,” after all. Jermaine also released an HBO special earlier this month of his stop in his hometown on the 2015 summer tour, during which he performed his entire 2014 Forest Hills Drive album front to back and had some very special guests.
Today, Cole gives his fans a video for “Love Yourz.” The video features some footage from the special and the views from the shows. The song has a powerfully poignant message on its’ own, and the visual underlines it. Check it out below.
J. Cole has just released the third installment of his prelude to the HBO premier of “Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming”. In this 30 minute clip, we see how J. Cole and his band choose the songs they wish to perform live as well as the performance. This particular performance, which was part of his third annual Dollar and a Dream tour. J. Cole talks about his feelings of fame, while the band members share their insight on what it’s like to perform. The video features some die hard fans sharing their love for J. Cole, as well as guest performance from Kendrick Lamar and Wale. You can watch the third episode for J. Cole‘s “Road to Homecoming” below.
In the second installment of J.Cole’s Road to Homecoming, he takes us behind the scenes and gives us insight into what it takes to put a successful tour together. Cole reflects on past tours and how having a close team of friends and peers has been a key element in it’s success. Peep the latest episode and keep an eye out for J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming premiering Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10PM on HBO.
Dreamville announced earlier this week that they would be releasing their second installment for December 11th. But, it looks like as of early this morning, they have decided to bless us with an early release of Revenge of the Dreamers II today and is now readily available to cop on iTunes.
Dreamville announced a second installment to the Revenge Of The Dreamers series that’s set to arrive this Friday, December 11th. The mixtape is available for pre-order on iTunes now.
Feel sorry for anyone who tried to release a new single/project today; today’s buzz was all about the Grammy nominations. Particularly because of recent upsets in rap categories (Macklemore over Kendrick, Iggy even being nominated, etc.) rap fans have been on edge for the past couple of years about nominations and winners. This year however, people seem generally pleased. Seemingly to make up for a past snub, although actually just because of a fantastic album, Kendrick Lamar leads everyone with a stunning 11 nominations. That’s not just in the rap categories; Kendrick has more nominations than any other artist this year, with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd unsurprisingly coming in next with 7 each.
Other notable nominees include Flying Lotus (of course featuring Kendrick Lamar) for Best Dance Recording with “Never Catch Me,” and Kehlani and The Internet, each with nominations for best Urban Contemporary album. Kehlani’s nom is especially impressive considering the fact that You Should Be Here is technically a mixtape. Hiatus Kaiyote (!), Jeremih, and of course The Weeknd stand out in the Best R&B Performance category, and everything you’d expect to appear in the rap categories is pretty much covered. One surprise is Drake’s “Back To Back” for Best Rap Performance, which felt like just an Internet-hyped diss track. Apparently the Academy felt differently. Perhaps the most difficult category for hip-hop fans is Best Rap Album. We don’t talk enough about how incredible this year was for rap music. Forest Hills Drive. IYRTITL. To Pimp A Butterfly got rave reviews from pretty much every publication. Anything Nicki Minaj spits is fire. And a Dr. Dre comeback after 15 years?! Much deserved for every artist nominated, and it’s going to be a tough one. Let’s just hope that unlike last year, the rap categories are televised. These artists have had way too much of an impact on 2015 to not be recognized. Check the rest of the nominees here. The Grammy Awards will be held on February 15th, 2016.
The hip-hop world is waiting with baited breath for the rumored collaboration between K. Dot and J. Cole. Since a popular J. Cole fan page tweeted an alleged album cover for their collaborative work Reminiscing, the internet has been running wild with speculations. So far, there has been no word of affirmation or denial from either party. If the gods bless us, we will soon have this mixtape.
In the meantime, Cole and Kendrick took Black Friday by a storm. Each artist remixed the other’s top hit off their latest album drops. J. Cole took Kendrick’s anthem “Alright” and gave it a spin of his own. Cole hints at a mysterious drop in February.
Then Kendrick dabbed on J Cole’s dark “Tale of Two Citiez.” What ensues cannot be accurately described in this writer’s words. Listen below and have the fire extinguisher handy.
The 25th Anniversary edition of People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhyme releases this Friday. The release will include re-mastered recordings of the original material and a few remixes of some of the biggest hits off the album. Pharrell Williams, Cee-lo Green and J Cole put fresh spins to the classics. Check them out below.