J Cole “Friday Night Lights” Mixtape Download & Stream
The Highly Anticipated Mixtape from North Carolina’s own J Cole with features coming from Wale, Omen, Drake, Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and more. Production comes from J. Cole himself, Bink, Kanye West, L&X Music, Syience, Timbaland & long-time friends Elite and Omen.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip-hop recording artist and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 2009, he became the first artist to sign to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label.
His long-awaited debut album, entitled Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Friday Night Lights is the third official mixtape from Roc Nation rapper J Cole. It was released on 12 November 2010. The mixtape was to originally be called Villematic and contain J. Cole‘s previous leaks and freestyles, however, J. Cole later stated it would have original material. The mixtape became the second most searched and trending topics on Google and Twitter respectively following its release. Some songs on the mixtape were slated to be on his debut album at one point or another.
J. Cole‘s Friday Night Lights won Best Mixtape of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011. Producers who contributed to the tape are J. Cole himself, Bink, Kanye West, L&X Music, Syience, Timbaland & long-time friends Elite and Omen. The bonus track on the mixtape, “Looking for Trouble” was released for free on 7 November 2010 by Kanye West as part of his series G.O.O.D. Fridays where he released a song every Friday for multiple months until Christmas of 2010.
Lot of music, lot of verses. Take your time, digest it. My gift to yall as a thank you. Enjoy. Friday Night Lights
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) November 12, 2010
A video for “In the Morning” was shot during a concert in Paris. J. Cole and Drake performed the song live on many occasions, such as Drake‘s Lights Dreams and Nightmares Tour. J Cole said “It was my first time in Paris, and I got a text from Drake. And it was him just telling me he heard ‘In The Morning’ for the first time. My real fans will know that’s it an older song,” J Cole tells VIBE. “He said it was incredible, and I’ve always wanted to bring that record back to life because the original version I recorded in my bedroom—in my old crib, in my small room.” Feeling the time was right for two of rap’s most talked about rookies to team up, Cole calmly told Drake that he wanted to revamp the record. “When he hit me, I was already thinking that over the past few months,” Cole continued. “I told him that I appreciated it, and he was really making me want to bring it back to life. He said, ‘If you do it, make sure you save me 16 on the song.’”
AllHipHop gave the mixtape a rare classic rating of 10/10 saying, “Friday Night Lights is a mixtape with very few blemishes and faults. Cole nicely nits together a very interesting precursor to his upcoming album “Cole World” and it holds its own as one of the most complete mixtapes of the year. Is he “The One”? Well we do not know that yet – but Friday Night Lights definitely has us paying attention.” In the same vein, Lost In The Sound gave the mixtape 88/100 saying, “Friday Night Lights is a great effort from Cole all around, showcasing both his lyrical and production talents, but still addressing all of the emotional issues that have become the ‘bread-and-butter’ of Cole’s musical repertoire.” Buy Hip Hop Beats
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