Why is Jay-Z not promoting J. Cole like he should?

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 8 years ago '04        #1
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Why is Jay-Z not promoting J. Cole like he should?
 

 
This was his 1st sign on Roc-A-Nation, and he picked a talented kid - but all you hear out of this dudes mouth is "Drake Drake Drake".

Jay seems like he don't want anybody to even remotely be closed to his limelight, which he should have nothing to really worry about, his name is up there with legends of hip-hop.

Camel is wrong for this one imo :thumbsdown:

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 8 years ago '05        #2
JaiMega 
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He doesn't have to promote anybody.
 8 years ago '08        #3
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i dunno dude only f**k with n*ggas once they big.. only s**t j.cole got was an album feature...he aint in no cameos for videos, jay never shouts him out
 8 years ago '05        #4
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Jay's arrogant, I wish he'd be more generous to J. Cole, the guy deserves some sort of push. Look at Wayne, he's always pushing Drake into the limelight, alongside Birdman. That's why Drake's so popular these days, it's cause he had the hottest team in the rap game right now (very arguable, I mean to the mainstream) backing him up. If J. Cole was on a Jay video with Kanye, people would recognize him more. But knowing Jay, he won't do s**t and will probably let his talent go to waste just like he did Beans, Freeway and the rest of them Roc cats.
 8 years ago '05        #5
Garnet & Gold 42 heat pts42
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Who has Jay promoted big besides himself? :hmm:
 8 years ago '04        #6
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Jay placing him on his BP3 album aint promoting? Jay taking dude on his tour aint promoting?

I dunno what is then.
 8 years ago '08        #7
MAKAVELI2199 17 heat pts17
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wait .... i'm having flashbacks ........


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 8 years ago '04        #8
LovinPavan 
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Jay-Z isn't very good at anything except marketing himself. his own music is overrated as s**t.
 05-04-2010, 10:32 AM         #9
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J.Cole has been building a solid fan base on his own just with his music
Wouldnt you want to be able to say you done it on your own?
The reason folks know J.Cole is because of J.Cole which he is probably proud of
He probably doesnt want Jay to name drop him all the time and hype him up when Cole can get recognition on his own merit and work
 8 years ago '07        #10
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 *eckounltd1972* said:
Who has Jay promoted big besides himself? :hmm:
Jeezy , Rick ross, Rihanna, kanye west, who has any other rapper promoted big beside themself?

Cam- Dipset

LiL wayne-drake

most rappers have a hard time getting anyone they are affiliated with to be big
 05-04-2010, 10:37 AM         #11
THE TAKEOVER 
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Yall are stupid.

He was the ONLY new artist to have a verse on bp3.

you know the one that sold 2 million copies?

f**king inbreds on bx.
 8 years ago '08        #12
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How the hell is Jay supposed to "promote" him. What is he suppose to go round on talk shows and interviews and talk about J.Cole? He gave him a damn collab on BP3.

Drake got big because he had a hot mixtape with the hottest single last year...all Wayne did was sign him to Young Money, Drake did the rest.

Why would J.Cole wanna be carried by Jay, rather than his own talent? Pretty sure he knows it's up to him to capitalize on his opportunity
 8 years ago '07        #13
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Because the Illuminati dont like him.
 8 years ago '05        #14
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 getGwap said:
Jeezy , Rick ross, Rihanna, kanye west, who has any other rapper promoted big beside themself?

Cam- Dipset

LiL wayne-drake

most rappers have a hard time getting anyone they are affiliated with to be big
Rephrase, who was he promoted that HE HIMSELF SIGNED besides himself?

Dipset is 12 rappers all signed by Cam & Jim, and most released an album in some form.

Lil' Wayne signed all of Young Money, and put out a compilation album for them all that got them exposure off his name alone.
 8 years ago '08        #15
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well maybe its cause it will be more beneficial to j.cole to allow him to build his own brand. OIf jay-z was to continually boost j cole then j.cole would be simply known as "j.cole. jay-z's man". instead he can build his own brand and recognition and be known for the quality of his music. jay continually pushed beans and them but never really mentioned kanye. and look what happened there.

i think jay signing j.cole was the biggest and best co-sign possible.
 05-04-2010, 10:46 AM         #16
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 *eckounltd1972* said:
Rephrase, who was he promoted that HE HIMSELF SIGNED besides himself?

Dipset is 12 rappers all signed by Cam & Jim, and most released an album in some form.

Lil' Wayne signed all of Young Money, and put out a compilation album for them all that got them exposure off his name alone.
Um dumbass, do you not remember roc la familia?
 8 years ago '07        #17
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 Smiff_Beats said:
Jay placing him on his BP3 album aint promoting? Jay taking dude on his tour aint promoting?

I dunno what is then.
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 8 years ago '05        #18
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IMO Jay has handled J Cole perfectly.

1. He didnt FORCE him to the limelight. He lettin him build a buzz organically, rather than giving him a band and letting him go right before him on tours and s**t. Cole goes out there early as s**t, and performs off of a laptop. Which is cool. Cole hasnt earned the big buzz yet. Nobody had even heard of Cole before Jay signed him.

2. Cole hasnt made any songs that are potential hits. Whether u like it or not, the n*gga needs to make a big song. "Who Dat" aint it. So Cole hasnt earned his big push yet.

3. A feature on BP3 is huge. And yeah Beans was on a single for vol.3 BUT the Roc was more like a click. Where as Rocnation is more like a label. So getting the feature was big.

Right now, I think Cole has gotten everything he's supposed to get. Now if Cole was to make some song wit crazy potential, and THEN Jay doesnt give him the big marketing, then that'd b messed up. The only reason Drake got the big marketing was cuz he made "best I ever had". He was already famous with a hit, BEFORE he signed to young money.
 8 years ago '04        #19
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dudes cant make it big on their own with out someone promoting them....
didn't cube go through this a few weeks ago? the "new west coast" artist dissing him cus he wouldn't co-sign them?
i'm looking for the article where cube touched on this....probably said the same thing jay would have to say about "carrying" someone into success

Edit: I just realized the worse part of this thread....that the hip-hop fans are now expecting artist to co-sign and promote each other. no wonder the quality of music has gone downhill fast....s**tty music is acceptable as long it's promoted by a bigger artist


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 05-04-2010, 10:49 AM         #20
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 lifetimez said:
How the hell is Jay supposed to "promote" him. What is he suppose to go round on talk shows and interviews and talk about J.Cole? He gave him a damn collab on BP3.

Drake got big because he had a hot mixtape with the hottest single last year...all Wayne did was sign him to Young Money, Drake did the rest.

Why would J.Cole wanna be carried by Jay, rather than his own talent? Pretty sure he knows it's up to him to capitalize on his opportunity


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