J. Cole

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 3rd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2021

She has dazzled 2021 since early January

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 26th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2021

not as good as the last one

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 19th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2021

not kiddie bop

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 12th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2021

Taylor has learnt how to game the charts

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 5th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2021

a consistent in sound and vision teenager trauma

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 25, 2021

she lacks the linguistic punch of Elvis

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2021

second best opening week of 21

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 22nd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2021

Dua won’t be reaching number one so Bruno can get another smash

Going Steady: New Singles 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2021

Cole gets his answer to Noname

Barack Obama’s Favorite Music Of 2020

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2020

This is a very eclectic list

A Growing Number Of Musicians Are Spotted At Black Lives Matter Protests

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2020

here are a few pics and videos I have been able to find

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 7-5-19 – 7-11-19

By Iman Lababedi | July 3, 2019

should be great considering the material

GOLDENVOICE PRESENTS DAY N VEGAS NOVEMBER 1 – 3 LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS

By admin | July 1, 2019

he festival will feature headliners J. Cole, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of April 20th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | April 18, 2019

so much for nothing going viral anymore

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of April 13th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2019

this moves rap to country instead.

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of April 6th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | April 3, 2019

still buzzing on the album charts after hits on the singles

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | March 27, 2019

women have ruled

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 23rd, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | March 19, 2019

“Shallow” sounds recycled: Mark Ronson co-wrote it

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 16th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | March 12, 2019

moment for moment it is too retread

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of March 9th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2019

I’ve steadily dissed “Middle Child” since it was released

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 16th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2019

not on the same level as the Beatles. 

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 16th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2019

this is beyond discrepancy

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Of February 9th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2019

This isn’t the place for gossip, true, but

Popular Music In 2018? I Didn’t Care Much!

By Alyson Camus | December 26, 2018

2018 was the year when Post Malone broke the Beatles’ record

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of October 1st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2018

politically committed and deeply involved in the drama of family and community

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, AUGUST 22ND TO 26TH

By Alyson Camus | August 22, 2018

DeMarco has 3 shows at the Teragram Ballroom and 1 at the Hollywood Palladium this week

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending May 31st, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2018

I’ll have to reconsider the album 

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending May 24th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2018

if K-Pop twinks in the band BTS can, anyone can. 

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending May 17th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2018

the gun loving nutcase is, in fact, a gun loving nutcase

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Ending May 10th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2018

the sound of young America… 

US Top 10 Albums Ending May 3rd, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2018

most streams ever

UK Top 10 Albums 5-4-18 -5-10-18

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2018

a bad tempered hangover

US Top 10 Singles For The Week Ending April 26th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2018

Ariana Grande zooms all the way to # 3.

US Top 10 Albums Ending April 26th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2018

when you work it, it improves.

UK Top 10 Albums 4-27-18 – 5-3-18

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2018

KOD is growing on me

US Top 10 Albums: December 31st, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | December 19, 2016

You haven’t actually heard it

Be Here Early: Choice Album Reviews 12-9-16 – 12-15-16

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2016

quiet, beautiful, sad and earnest

Jay Z Launches Tidal, His New Streaming Service

By Alyson Camus | April 1, 2015

Jay Z recently purchased the streaming service for some $56 million and he wants to make it as a competitor to Spotify, or Rdio. Alicia called it the ‘beginning of a whole new era’,… but for whom exactly? A new era for Jay Z and Madonna to make even more money? What’s new exactly? A new sound? a better listening experience?

US Top 10 Albums 12-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2014

I was disappointed by the J. Cole album, it needed a little more discipline,it needed a couple of killer songs, a “Power trip” or a “Work Out” to beckon us in. The album isn’t bad, it’s good, but it needed to be great.

Sneak Peaks Week of December 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2014

I like Royce but anticipating? I am sick of Ghostface and never liked Angels & Airiwaves. So it is between the Smashing Pumpkins and J. Cole. The songs off the SP album already released are uniformly excellent but J. Cole was so great on stage this year, I’m going with him.

Lauryn Hill And J. Cole Sing About Ferguson, MO

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2014

If “Black Rage” is an accidental commentary, J. Cole’s “Born Free” is an “Ohio” for a different generation and another outrage. “That there is no justice kills my soul” Cole sings (not raps) on the Michael Brown tribute, where Cole sobs somewhere between a rap and a song. It is a powerful piano ballad, and it went viral, directly hitting the mark and answering the concerns of many black people.

Dance Trumps Rock And Other Lessons From Governors Ball 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

Dance trumps rock, no two ways about it. Skrillex and two thirds of Swedish House Mafia siphoned off 75% of the audience, leaving 25% for Jack White and Vampire Weekend. The sheer numbers were incredible. Broken Bells was free and easy, you couldn’t move at Disclosures set which was occurring on a different stage at the same time.

Governors Ball Music Festival Day Three, Sunday, June 8th, 2014: Hip Hop Time, Tyler,Sweatshirt J. Cole

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2014

Girls and girls and drugs and girls. Paarty songs. “That’s why the shows so cranky because I’m high on crills right now,” Earl said during Tyler’s show and Tyler agreed. “Awesssssome” he said like he just stepped out of one of his Adult Swim TV episodes. J. Cole said he’d been drinking all day.

NFL Draft Entrance Songs

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2014

Last week a couple of dozen huge and fully grown men graduated from college to the NFL, where they will make millions for a couple of years and let’s hope they save up for a rainy day. If they don’t they will always have the NFL Draft where Mr. Johnny Football got drafted 22nd and Jadeveon Clowney got drafter first and Ha Ha Clinton Dix 21st , thereby giving Jimmy Fallon jokes for years to come.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks w-o 1-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2014

With January’s best album under his belt, the Phil Gammage Trio are playing a record release part on Wednesday January 29th at No Malice Palace on 197 East 3rd Street in the village on Wednesday, January 29. Expect harp, bass and blues and Phil’s beautiful baritone.