Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ain't no such thing as halfway crooks

This is not on The Warm Up.

Shook Ones freestyle

In case you missed it

When the cover was placed up on some of the blogs yesterday I think some people might have been confused as to wtf I was doing holding a basketball haa.

Well in case you were one of those people here's the Trailer which gives you a little more feel of the concept. It hit most of the blogs but I never put it on my own.

J Cole - The Warm Up (trailer) from bbgun on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm gettin anxious dawg

It's almost here man. Shout out to Alex Haldi on the cover, he also did the cover for "The Come Up" that I loved so much. Hit yall with the tracklist later this week.

I think i'll drop 2 joints today, one that made the cut and later on I'll put out some shit that won't be on the "mixtape"(somebody will come up with a better word one of these days)

Here's "Heartache."

This is produced by Elite, you might be able to tell from how epic the shit sounds. As a producer I find myself being in amazement over of his drums. Like how did you do that?

For the record I prefer you to hear the project in it's entirety rather than leaking joints, but it's necessary.



Monday, June 1, 2009

I got good news.. and bad news

The bad news is The Warm Up will not be dropping today (Don't shoot!).. I know, I know. But this is the final push back. There were some loose ends that still need to be tied, but the FINAL official date for this mixtape is June 15th. With the couple new joints I added last week I can confidently say it's worth a 2 week wait.

But, I still feel terrible for the 4 of us that were waiting to get it today (ha!) So I had to come with a whole lot of good news to compensate.

1. Last summer me and the most incredible up and coming directors BBGUN shot 3 videos, which all connected like a mini short movie. The 1st part was "Lights Please", which flowed into "Simba", and the 3rd was for this amazing song that you guys will hear in the future. The videos came out crazy, and we've been sitting on them for like 10 months.

Well today I give you "Simba"

J. Cole - Simba (Directed by BBGUN) from bbgun on Vimeo.

2. We're throwing a release party for The Warm Up in both NYC and Fayetteville, NC. The NYC date is tentatively June 15th, will give details when it's locked in. The date for the party in the Ville is lookin like June 25th. I'll keep everybody updated.

3. "Lights Please" will be on my album. But we're putting an early version of it on The Warm Up. This is the song/version that got me to Jay.

4. Same goes with "Losing My Balance", early version on the mixtape.

5. My website should be up tomorrow.

6. I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

Enjoy the video, more songs and leaks coming in the next two weeks.