Friday, April 24, 2009

Interview with Karen Civil

shout out to Karen, thanks for the interview.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Now I Am...

I had an incredible time last night at the Chapel Hill show. This was my first performance in North Carolina since my deal, and it felt better than I dreamed. Carolina is a place that's hungry for great hip hop music, and thirsty for someone from home to truly root for on a major level. That's what I always hoped to be for us.

I changed up my set last night for the home crowd, and for my last song I decided to perform one of my favorite joints off The Warm Up. The outro to the mixtape, "Last Call"

Luckily, AychKay caught footage of the song at a great angle, and put it up (thank you). I decided to share with yall, .

Pardon my voice, at this point in the show it was a struggle to get these words out, but I'm grateful it held up.

J. Cole Performing from AychKay on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Who the fuck is J. Scott?

Life is good. Was out of town for a few days doing some shows in VA. Loving the experience of opening up for these unfamiliar crowds. Winning people over is tough when you're not the one they paid to see, but its something I look at as a challenge.

Here's an entertaining video I chopped up from footage of the Norfolk show. I'm not into putting out too much personal footage, but I couldn't resist including the last part of this video. Just watch! Shout to Wale ha!

Monday, April 6, 2009

HipHopGame Interview

Here's an interview from HipHopGame, a follow up to our previous interview. I discuss the deal and a little of how I got to this point. Shout out to Wale. The way they worded the question on the text version made my response seem a little off "As long as the vibe is there." All good though.

Thanks to Brian and Tom at HHG.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

This time's for real

Ok this time is for real. To anyone reading this, this is the official restart of the restart of this Dreamvillain blog ha. I signed my record deal on February 24th of this year, but if you know me you know it's been a long hard journey to even get this far. But those years of dedication and faith have only gotten me to the starting line. Now it's time to race.

Grateful to my manager Mark Pitts, ByStorm Entertainment, Jay-z and the whole Roc Nation family for the opportunity. Grateful to my immediate team, a bunch of Dream chasing motivated people who believe in me (thanks) and only make the journey that much better. My loved ones who held me down through the darkest and brokest of days.

Enough with the emotional, let's get this blog going. This is my way to communicate directly with any fans I might pick up along the way that want to know my thoughts. I remember being (dangerously) in love with Alicia Keys when I was like 15 and I used to hit her website (still remember) everyday waiting for a "Diary" update from her. I thought it was so sick to be able to get a glimpse into what she was thinking or doing at times. Maybe one day this will become that type of thing for a fan or two out there.

Hope you enjoy.

Fayettenam forever! "The Warm Up" April 27!

PS- The pic above is from a show last week at Syracuse University. Shout out to Cuse' and the photographer AJ Chavar who took these shots.