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"It's Official: Jay Z's Historic Tidal Launches With 16 Artist Stakeholders". "The Dreamville Foundation - Bridging the gap between the world of opportunity and the urban youth".
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Archived from the original on October 18, 2013.
On January 6, 2019, Cole took to Twitter to announce Dreamville's compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III by uploading a gold poster-like invitation. The poster read: Your presence and participation is requested for the recording sessions of the upcoming compilation album Revenge of The Dreamers III. According to the invitation, recording sessions took place in Atlanta beginning January 6 through January 16, 2019.
 Throughout the 10-days of recording, invitations were shared by the entire Dreamville roster, among other artists and producers outside of Dreamville.  Over 100 artists and producers were invited to the sessions including, Big K. , Mike Will Made It, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Tay Keith, T.
I, Rick Ross , 9th Wonder and Wale, among others. Cole Announces Free Show In New York City".
Cole & Dreamville Unveil Trailer For "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3 "".
 Media outlets and rappers speculated that the song " 1985" from KOD was a response to the two, while Cole said in a Vulture interview that "It's really a 'shoe fits' situation—several people can wear that shoe. "  Lil Pump reacted to the song hours after the album's release via Instagram saying, "Wow, you get so much props. You dissed a 17 year old, lame ass jit.
"  Later that day during a concert in Atlanta, Smokepurrp, along with his fans erupted in a chant of "Fuck J. "  According to Cole, the target of the song is more general.
He said it takes aim at what he sees as the cartoon version of hip-hop, he explained: "If you exclude the top three rappers in the game, the most popping rappers all are exaggerated versions of black stereotypes. It's caricatures, and still the dominant representation of black people, on the most popular entertainment format for black people, period.
"  On May 4, 2018, as Cole was performing at JMBLYA festival in Dallas, he performed "1985", cutting off the backing track so he could rap his verse a cappella. The crowd erupted in chants of "Fuck Lil Pump" and "Fuck 6ix9ine. " Cole immediately shut down the chants telling the crowd, "Don't do that.
"  Cole performed "1985" during his Rolling Loud Festival performance on May 11, 2018 in Miami. During the performance Lil Pump was seen dancing to the song near the stage.  On May 25, after Rolling Loud, J.
Cole and Lil Pump sat down for an hour-long interview indicating that a supposed beef between the two is over. Cole asked Pump about his "Fuck J. Cole" comments in his music and social media.
Pump responds by claiming he had seen his fans commenting it on social media and didn't know why. "But now I kinda get it," he says. "We make different types of music, so people, like. People just like doing that shit.
" He continues, "It wasn't even serious. "  Business ventures [ edit ] Dreamville Records [ edit ]
Cole, the Platinum Rap Dissident, Steps Back From the Spotlight".
Announce "The Campus Consciousness Tour," Official Tour Dates".
Cole 'Made Nas Proud' On 'Let Nas Down' Remix".
Cole, EarthGang, & Young Nudy".
"Who Is KiLL Edward, the Lone Feature on J.
Cole Adds Jaden Smith & Earth Gang To "K. In 2014, in an interview with Angie Martinez, Cole listed Tupac, The Notorious B. , Nas and Jay Z as his top four rappers of all time, with André 3000 and Eminem being a toss-up for fifth.
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Cole - Truly Yours EP [New Mixtape]".
Cole Announces 4 Your Eyez Only Tour".
"Cozz, REASON, & Childish Major Bring Dreamville & TDE Together On "LamboTruck "".
Cole – "Knock On Wood" X "Gladiators" w/ B.
Cole Reveals Dreamville Festival 2019 Lineup: SZA, 21 Savage, Big Sean, and More".
Cole And Diddy Brawl Captured On Tape.
Rapper Kanye West, due to Cole's referencing to West's altering public perception by the media and fans; as well as Kanye's recent hospitalization. Many also presumed that the second verse was directed at rapper Wale, with Cole saying that despite Wale's fourth album receiving fairly well critical and commercial success, Wale remains misunderstood and slighted by some of his peers.  On December 3, Wale released a track, called "Groundhog Day" as a response to "False Prophets",  and the pair were spotted together in Raleigh, North Carolina at a North Carolina State University basketball game later that day.
 Cole spoke on "False Prophets" in an interview with The New York Times, he said:
"Watch Cole's Surprise-Released Short Documentary Eyez Now". Cole Announces 'Forest Hills Drive Tour' with Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, & YG".
Cole Signs EarthGang To Dreamville Records". Cole Returns To North Carolina For 'Dreamville Weekend' Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only premieres April 15 at 10:00PM on #HBO. Cole's Work Out sample of Kanye West's The New Workout Plan WhoSampled
Cole's New Album Announcement Got The Internet Going Nutty". Cole talks Kendrick collab, Kanye West, and kiLL Edward in new interview".
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Cole Recruits Daniel Caesar and Wale For BET Awards Performance".
Cole Went Head-To-Head With Kanye Because 'My Album Is Great '".
Rappers rap about other rappers all the time — subliminal insult, direct attack — but rarely from a place of love. "That speaks to the state of us as a people," he said. "For so long my mind state was, I have to show how much better than the next man I am through these bars.
Who's the best? Let me prove it. And it's just like, damn, I'm really feeding into a cycle of keeping black people down, I'm really feeding into that.
Cole's '2014 Forest Hills Drive' Album Goes Platinum".
Cole Reminisces on MTV's 'When I Was 17 '".
Cole's Dreamville Foundation prepares local students for class".
Cole - "I'm Coming Home (Demo)," thatsthatish.
1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. Artistic influences [ edit ]
Cole Takes Unusual Path to Stardom. Cole Comes Back To Instagram, "I'm Counting My Bullets "". Cole – Return of Simba Mostly Junkfood
Archived from the original on March 20, 2015.
Cole's 'Revenge of The Dreamers III' Album".
"Dreamville Is Gifting New York With Three Free 'Revenge of the Dreamers' Shows".
Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story "".
"From Hometown Hero to Superstar Status: How High Can J.
Cole, the Platinum Rap Dissident, Steps Back From the Spotlight".
In August 2013, Cole and Diddy were reportedly involved in an altercation at a 2013 MTV Video Music Awards after party in New York City.  Reports said the incident started when Diddy tried to confront rapper Kendrick Lamar over the "King of New York" claim in his " Control" verse.  Diddy allegedly attempted to pour a drink on Lamar, and Cole intervened.
The two started arguing and Cole and Diddy allegedly got into an altercation, which then led to problems between their respective crews. After a brief scuffle, both crews separated.  Ibrahim Hamad, a close friend of Cole's and president of Dreamville Records took to Twitter to address the rumors saying: "The Internet is a crazy place you niggaz reporting shit with no facts, Cole ain't get thrown out no party and he damn sure aint get beat up", he continued saying, "Ain't gon go into details about last night but get the facts right first before you rush to report some shit for some extra blog clicks".
 A few months after the incident, Cole and Diddy allegedly squashed the beef when both were seen in a video promoting Revolt, joking about the incident. Cole Announces 'Dollar & A Dream Tour '".
On June 26, 2019, Dreamville released a trailer announcing, Dreamville Presents: REVENGE, a film documenting the album's recording sessions in Atlanta. The documentary was released on July 2, 2019 on Dreamville's official YouTube account.  On July 1, 2019, Cole took to social media to announce that the album would be released on July 5.
Cole also posted a link to a pre-order page selling limited edition merchandise, including Revenge of the Dreamers III on vinyl.  On July 1, 2019, an additional two singles from the album were released: LamboTruck featuring Cozz, Reason, and Childish Major  and Costa Rica featuring Bas, J.
D, Guapdad 4000, Reese Laflare, Jace, Mez, Smokepurpp, Buddy, and Ski Mask the Slump God.  Both singles were released together as an extended play titled, ROTD3. COM, The EP’s title is referencing the name of the website that Dreamville was selling limited merchandise on July 1, related to the album.
Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign, Dreezy, & Omen". Cole - Revenge Of The Dreamers Feat.
Cole Announces KOD Tour With Special Guest Young Thug".
Main articles: Revenge of the Dreamers III and The Off Season (mixtape)
Cole Announces 'Revenge of The Dreamers III '".
On January 20, 2019, Cole cleared his Instagram page, the next day Cole cryptically posted a series of posts, they read: I'm Counting My Bullets, I'm Loading My Clips, I'm Writing Down Names, and I'm Making A List, Cole later deleted the tweets.  Later that same day, Cole announced on social media that he was releasing a new single titled, " Middle Child" on January 23, 2019, at 9:00 PM EST, and uploaded the cover which featured the song's title capitalized over a grey background.  With only one day of tracking, "Middle Child" debuted at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The following week, the song peaked at number 4, making it Cole's highest charting song.  Cole performed at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game for its halftime show on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte. He performed "Middle Child", " A Lot", " ATM", " Love Yourz" and " No Role Modelz".
"EARTHGANG EXPLAINS HOW A NINE MINUTE POSSE CUT BECAME J. COLE'S "JERMAINE'S INTERLUDE "".
Cole's Listening Session + Album Announcement! [PHOTOS]".
Cole's Work Out sample of Paula Abdul's Straight Up WhoSampled
Cole - High For Hours [New Song]".
Cole and Wale Attend NC State Basketball Game Together".
Archived from the original on December 1, 2017.
"2014 Forest Hills Drive – J.
"DJ Khaled - Jermaine's Interlude Feat.
Cole Talks Storytelling, Working with Jay-Z & Kendrick Lamar".
1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, With Third-Largest Debut of 2016".
Archived from the original on September 15, 2016.
"NYC: Wale Attention Deficit Tour 5/7 @ LPR".
Cole – Let Nas Down (Born Sinner)".
Cole Talks Jay Z And Tupac's Influence On His Career [WATCH]". Cole Returns To North Carolina For 'Dreamville Weekend '".
Archived from the original on March 4, 2012.
Cole Says His Sophomore Album Will Arrive In June 2012.
— 25 Things You Didn't Know About J.
Cole Signs Two New Artists to Dreamville Records".
Cole Announces Listening Session In London Tonight".
Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only" Officially Goes Gold".
Upon the release of Eyez documentary in 2016, the songs "Everybody Dies" and "False Prophets" caused controversy within the hip hop community, as many assumed that "Everybody Dies" contained shots aimed at fellow rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty. During an interview with Los Angeles' radio station Power 106, Lil Yachty responded, saying: "I don't listen to J. Cole [but] I definitely listened to it [and] people said he was talking about me. My name has 'Lil' in it but there's a lot of 'Lil' rappers. "  Lil Uzi Vert acknowledged the track, he responded via Twitter on December 2, 2016 by simply tweeting, "Heard some beautiful shit today @JColeNC"  People also argued that the first verse on "False Prophets" consisted of direct shots at
Cole's Dreamville Records Have Big Plans For 2015".
Cole "Miss America" Single Cover Art".
" "I studied his moves that much.
I got to go on tour with him and steal a lot of gems. That's how you supposed to do it. You're supposed to learn and take pieces from the greatest.
So, Jay was my mentor before I ever signed to him. And now that I signed to him it's just a blessing to be able to hit him for advice and get that real 20 years of experience or however long he been in the game.
""My favorite rapper was Pac," he said. "He was my favorite rapper before I even started rapping. Before I even thought of-It went from Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown as a kid and artists like that. Just the cool dude that I looked up to. And then one day my stepfather came home from-I don't know if he was back from Desert Storm. I remember him coming home with that first Pac album. And since then-When I was too young to know what he was talking about, but it connected.
Cause that's the thing about art. It's straight-Whatever you feel.
So, even as a seven-year-old kid, eight-year-old kid I could hear Pac's early albums and feel the truth. "   Cole drew comparisons to Nas following the release of Friday Night Lights, stating that Nas served as the primary inspiration behind the creation of the mixtape.  Cole later addressed their musical similarities on " Let Nas Down", a song written and composed due to his disparaging comments towards " Work Out".
 As a response to this record, Nas came out with the song "Made Nas Proud" shortly after. 
Cole Highlights the Pitfalls of Chasing Money in "ATM" Video".