J. Cole

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WATCH: Militarized Police Raid J. Cole's House in 'Neighbors' Video

The rapper uses actual surveillance video of a SWAT team raiding his North Carolina house to illustrate his song about the experience.

Yasiin Bey Announces Retirement, Details Treatment in South Africa in 10-Minute Message on Kanye West's Website

The artist formerly known as Mos Def also announced an upcoming album and detailed aspects of his recent arrest.

Nicki Minaj, D'Angelo Among Artists Of Color Nominated for AMAs

In an otherwise-predominantly-white list of nominees, a few chart-topping artists of color were recognized during today’s American Music Awards¬†nomination ceremony.¬†

J. Cole Turns Childhood Home into Free Housing for Single Moms

The rapper wants the magic to continue at 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Watch J. Cole Perform 'Be Free' on Letterman

Watch his moving live performance.

J. Cole Honors Mike Brown, Releases New Song 'Be Free'

Within the first 6 hours after it was uploaded to Soundcloud, the track has been played more than 62,000 times.

J. Cole Wants You to Reconsider the War on Drugs

The rapper dedicated his new song and video to Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

J. Cole Talks About Colorism in Hip-Hop and the White House

It’s not the first time that he’s spoken publicly about race.

Did J. Cole Do More Harm Than Good With His Deliberately Homophobic Lyrics?

The rapper says that he’s trying to make a point.