The Oral History of J. Cole's Basketball Career

by Bleacher Report

"You looking at LeBron James of the game," J. Cole rapped on his breakout mixtape, "The Warm Up," in 2009, just as he was catching the attention of future label boss Jay Z and long before his unstoppable record sales spawned its own meme.

It's unlikely, though, that even the braggadocious Jermaine Lamarr Cole of yesteryear could have anticipated the actual LeBron James tweeting his (Bron-centric) lyrics before a game would eventually become a nonevent.

There was a time, though, when J. Cole...

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Watch the History of J. Cole’s Music Told Through a One-Take Piano Rendition

YouTuber Young Piano is back at it with another one-take wonder. This time, he takes on the discography of American hip-hop artist and songwriter J. Cole. Young Piano begins with “Who Dat,” a single from 2010, before proceeding to breeze through J. Cole staples like “Blow Up,” “In The Morning,” “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile,” “Apparently” […]

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This month in N.J. history: April

Historic dates in New Jersey from the month of April.

We welcome spring and present our fourth installment of "This Month in N.J. History" for 2017.

This collection of pictures -- which supplements our regular vintage photo galleries - is intended to highlight dates that have a place in New Jersey history.

We feature events, anniversaries and individuals who helped shape the Garden State and, in many cases, the country and the world.

If there are dates you don't see...