Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thank You

June 15th, 2009. A year ago today The Warm Up dropped. I'm taking this moment and appreciating all the love and support that I've received from yall. All that love ya'll gave allowed me to hit the road and perform these songs for you before I even had a single out. It's wild to me when I show up in places like Houston, Atlanta, Richmond, Ohio, University of Maryland, NYC, so many other cities and schools, and the whole crowd knows every word to every song. Seeing that it's so early in my career, only 1 single out, that's a blessing. Thank you.

A year later and people are still getting put on to The Warm Up every day. Slowly but surely ya'll, just like it was supposed to. The album is coming, your patience is gonna pay off.


Thank you for real.

Ya'll know I don't like throwing out too much but fuck it, it's a special day. A leaked freestyle never hurt nobody.


The Last Stretch

-Cole

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the illest/sleepiest engineer in the world. MEZ! Thank you dawg

AND
Congrats to Drizzy Drake. This is obviously a special day too for that brother. Clap for em

45 comments:

Ahmani K. said...

you're the best. i just love you too much. can't wait for your album.

Jesse said...

You my favorite artist Cole! Keep making YOUR music... The people Love that. -Kansas City, Mo

Jerzhiphophead said...

man, thank YOU for everything. You've consistently fed us 3 square meal of real hip hop and for that, I'm definitely grateful. Just keep doing what you're doing and we'll stay tuned.

leilaralia said...

No, thank YOU! Got sooooooo much love for you. Can't wait for you to blow up. See you 4th of July in the UK!

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ryancoleman87 said...

Keep it up J. Cole! Only thing I need is a Beautiful Bliss &nd A Star is Born video. If you give me that along with Who Dat I can probably wait until you drop. Oh yeah I like the All i Want is You concept. Nice Androids

QueenBee said...

You're one of the few artists where I wish I could support your artistry in some other way... free will never do your work justice.

Stephanie said...

Patience is a virtue....just please keep em' coming. You and Blu are about the only ones I can truly respect in this game right now. God bless <3 Steph (L.A.)

3rdeyedrops said...

Cole dawg, I believe in you so much it's like I know you personally. Stay true to you. This industry is a cold world, never let them break you down for the fame and fortune. that shit don't mean a thing in the long run. Keep doing you. Your music is powerful on it's own. You've spoken to so many people just by your mixtape. I see it. Stay humble and Hungry. Your album will be the first I buy in some yearsss.

onelove,

(CaliLove)

Yoshi said...

It's only right i remember one of your first shows in NY. and that was this same day @ Le Poussin Rouge that Lil' place was crowded and you took the time out to talk n take a pic with me. i told you I'm buying the album whenever it comes out!! BTW thanks for listening that day..
Yoshi

MikeV said...

Like @Yoshi, I was at the Le Poisson Rouge show last year too, when you opened for Wale. We crossed paths on the way out and you took the time out to peace me up, and I told you I was diggin the tracks. Fellow SJU alum too bruh, thats what it is. Keep doin what you do. You the type of cat people wanna go out and support forreal.

DJ said...

We Really Appreciate It Homie!

http://www.djeternity-blog.info/post/701968788/j-cole-the-last-stretch

JxSxA said...

J. Cole, you're honestly one of my favorite lyricist's and i think you're the best person in Hip Hop at the moment. Since i first downloaded "The Warm Up", i haven's stopped listening to it, it's better then many albums some rappers have ever put out. I've gotten all my friends hooked on you lol now they all can't stop listening to you. Can't wait for your album and i've been trying so hard to go see you in concert, hopefully this summer you'll be in NY so i can go, keep up the work bro, you've got us all behind you.

Jacks84 said...

As stated in previous comments we would really like to thank you J. Cole for being a real artist. Yes we do see your hunger and we admire it. Your on your way to being one of the most memorable artists. Whether or not your album does great or beyond, just know that right now you have inspired and left people's minds open and have left a mark already!! The Come Up= a classic. The Warm up = legendary.... the Album....... i'm sure we wont be disappointed.... Got me reppin Tha Ville and i'm from Connecticut

Megan said...

it's been a pleasure being on this journey with you.. from therapist/the comeup days to right now. Cant wait for the album whenver it drops. I'm ready to be inspired :)

SuperHoodWomen said...

You the best out right now...I love your music because you actually have something to say, your music has a message. Cant wait for Cole World!

Joycelynn said...

awww shit thanks J.Cole i know its thank Drake day but i wanna thank you for this awesome ass music! u wrote the soundtrack to my life my nigga idk u but i got love for u! thanks 4 all the music u put out! u are truly fayettnams finest! bow. J23 -ATL

J said...

Taye Diggs said it best, "You are the perfect verse over a tight beat" :) Wishing you continued success...much much love

foxxy said...

hell yeah. thank you, cole. see when you come back to TX.

William the Toyota Presenter said...

thank YOU, one year later and its still getting the most plays on my itunes...come back to austin sometime, one of my biggest regrets was missing your show at aces...keep up the good work

Ph3nom718 said...

Keep it comin b, we'd rather get da exclusives from u den a DJ leak...Another Classic, "Hot Fire like Dylan"...smh

jarell_007 said...

J. cole... I like that name you know lol dope name 4 a legend...not a legend in the making BUT a legend on his quest to greater heights! Cole u that nigga! i know u know ur that nigga buh incase u havent fully realized, ur that nigga cole, hiphops fuckin miracle! i appreciate your work, i fucks with u... keep doing your thing, best believe il be following.

your loyal fan/friend

Riccardo said...

I just graduated highschool the other day, and I just want to thank you for your music that helped me get through this last year.
Can't wait for the album, man :)

Much love from Sweden

Kristina said...

you're the only artist that can make a mixtape a classic. i respect you cause you make great music, and you're smart about how you put it out and connect with your fans. thank us? no, thank you. you deserve everything you're getting and more.

俊宏 said...

能猜得出女人真實年齡的男人也許耳聰目明,但肯定毫無大腦。哈哈!..................................................................

Rianna said...

J.Cole you are such a fuckin inspiration to not just sit here and eat chicken wings all day. Every song is just on point on every level, there are so many bars where I’m just like o shit! It’s like Tupac is living through you. I respect you don’t just put out bullshit for the sake of it so when u do put something out; it's more of an event. You are soo talented and I can honestly say your album is the first I will be buying in a very long time (last album I bought was like College Dropout lol nah there’s gtta b one more recently... ) because I KNOW that it will be that good.
I CANNOT WAIT to see you at Wireless Festival and it’s about fuckin time you came to London!!!

Keep doing what you do and me and my people will see you in July wooo

Hope U Sell A Million x2,
Cole World!
Rianna

BrandenAndre said...

NICE.. Don't need to tell you to keep it up cus you already know. Cole World!!

Feven said...

Everyone has a story, why should yours matter?...
You do an amazing job of helping people find contentment with their struggles/experiences/mistakes/demons and instilling motivation to keep going. You have no idea what your words over a track do to some people, I am truly mesmorized by your stream of conciousness and i BELIEVE in you. so, THANK YOU, for getting me through...a lot...and THANK YOU for believing in your talent enough to climb a shaky ladder and pursue your dreams. --Feven (Boston)

Joe Edwards said...

Congrats on the all the success, man. Looking forward to the album. I appreciate your nuance when you rhyme. You're honest. You talk about the vices of life, but you also rhyme about struggling against them. That dichotomy, that battle, always makes for great art.

ayooitsjazzy said...

Cole, you and truly and inspiration and it is an honor of mine to be blessed to listen to anything you put out. I did not have a chance to see you when you came to WSSU a few months back but I heard you did an awessome job. Since October/November I have played either The Come Up and/or The Warm Up everyday, along with other stuff you are on. I just want you to know that you are very much appreciated by all of your fans. I just wish more people were more aware of the greatest you have put out but I'm sure it will all come in due time.. I wish you much success, and know whatever you set out to do you can achieve. You are truly blessed and NC loves you.

ayooitsjazzy said...

Cole, you are truly an inspiration and it is an honor of mine to be blessed to listen to anything you put out. I did not have a chance to see you when you came to WSSU a few months back but I heard you did an awesome job. Since October/November I have played either The Come Up and/or The Warm Up everyday, along with other stuff you are on. I just want you to know that you are very much appreciated by all of your fans. I just wish more people were more aware of the greatest you have put out but I'm sure it will all come in due time.. I wish you much success, and know whatever you set out to do you can achieve. You are truly blessed and NC loves you

freshgirl_jill said...

I wonder if you even read these? Anyhow. Thanks for authenticity, for being so humble and giving hope to young hip hop heads... they say we don't know what real music is because of whats being played on the radio, but of course they havent heard you. Having you at the Hip Hop Summit was a blessing, still reliving that night!

THANK YOU.

-"Janet" (Winston Salem, NC)

Cass said...

Team J. Cole, all day! Everyday, i wake up to "I get up" 4rm The Warm Up...If I don't, something always ends up going wrong, true story. U are one of the leaders of the new school...no gimmicks or phoniness...just the realness...and u got me stuck off it (shout out 2 mobb deep!)Ur such a raw talent and u appeal to a diverse audience. I'm glad Jay signed u becuz now i know u won't just be an ill mixtape rapper. Ur destined to do big big things. Cole season is in full effect :-)

義珊 said...

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Jesse said...

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Peep this!! its a re-make/remix of lights please called mic please by GHK from tucson az!!

The Fashion Connection said...

No, thank you. So very much.

Your music has seriously changed my views on a number of things, especially my opinion on men. I wont elaborate but Im appreciative for the serious insight, the consciousness, and quality filled music you put out. You're destined for some well deserved stardom. You have my lifetime support.

marlee (marMAR*) said...

ever since I was introduced to your music, I've been hooked. Your lyrics and stories just captured my mind and I'm thankful to have even stumbled upon your mixtapes. You're truly an inspiration in everyway. Dreams really do come true, you're living proof =] Keep doin what you do !

love ya <3

lwando said...

all the way from South Africa and we are loving u man. First heard u on star is born and i was like wow but when i heard u on beautiful bliss with wale i was screaming like dam that verse was dope...cant wait for the album

M said...

this is the first time i've been this excited about hip hop in a long time... probably since Pac forreal. you give me that energy! i'm a late comer... first heard u on Wale's Beautiful Bliss late in 09 which prompted me to get up on The Warm Up, The Come Up, freestyles, and anything else you were bringin. You're becoming my favorite rapper easily. I don't know if I can wait til October 26th!!! I guess I have to, but just know that i don't WANT to :)... I already know its gonna set the world on fire! Man, I Love you & thank you for making music we can relate to/that good music.

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SandileM said...

Nigga from the Ville,thank you for the life changing and thought provoking music you put out.I first heard you on A Star Is born and since then i've never held back on your shit. Got The Come up and The Warm up,cant wait for the album. I feel the hunger in youe voice believe me you,when tryouts come again, u definitely makin the team ma nigga! You're like a dealer and i'm a fiend,your music is like a drug and imma get high offa it.

Graduating next year,getting my bachelor's degree in Economics and i'm pumping your music,it keeps me going and motivated, my eye is the the prize and thanks to you.

Peace and much love all the way from South Africa.One!

Melissa said...

well, everyone else has basically what i feel! :) i am not only a fan of ur music but a fan of u as a person. u r truly inspiring. u r so real and humble - it seems as if i know u on a personal level. i will continue to support u and thank u for all that u do. #1 fan outta houston <3

mcdeestar said...

Hey J. Cole,
I love love looooooove you!
All your mixtapes are on constant rotation in my music player. I never get tired of listening to you!
You're real and motivating and you go hard!
In my opinion some ppl are still sleepin on you because you're not that mainstream (and I hope you will always stay true to yourself) but its like you said, ppl are still being put up on you every day!
And once you know J.Cole there's no ignoring him!
I know you will make it anywhere you want to go! You got my support!
Take care, and hope to see you in action soon!
Much love from Flatbush BK u already know!
Danielle

Andrew said...

you killed the house of blues on friday cole! i was put on of you by a homie last year when no one really knew you and been a fan ever since!

you speak bout shit i go threw for real

ambertia said...

No one will beat cole in my eyes... cole world
fuckin talented