8 Things We Learned From J. Cole’s ‘Cole Summer’


In his own words, last night was “one of those nights” for J. Cole and his Dreamville family. The Roc Nation rapper dropped his June-through-September declaration “Cole Summer” to massive hysteria from bloggers and rappers alike (Drake tweeted: “COLE SUMMER!!! Haaaaa. That’s my brother man. Bars too real. Too ill.”). But his epic Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo-sampling track doesn’t only knock like polite roommates, it also gives us some insight into where Cole is as he embarks on his sophomore LP, Born Sinner (out June 25). Check out the most interesting things we took from “Cole Summer.” —John Kennedy (@youngJFK)