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The latest offering from J. Cole, presumably to appear on sophomore effort Born Sinner, is a contemporary re-imagining of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Notorious Thugs,” complete with a menacing minor key melody, double-time rapping and numerous lines taken straight from the Biggie classic (“Straight up weed no angel dust / Label us notorious”).

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J. Cole is back with a new track that he dropped on his twitter followers a few days ago. Any new Cole is good Cole, but he sounds particularly ambitious on this one, like he’s finally ready to live up to the praise heaped on him before his first album. Of course, as the man […]

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Simple math: J. Cole > Drake. And I like Drake, so, yeah, J. Cole is legit. My friend Jacob would punch me if he read that I was finally on the Cole World bandwagon (good thing he doesn’t read ATG) since he’s been boosting him for almost a year now. Jermain Cole got his first […]

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