- Heirs to the Throne: A look back at JAY-Z's greatest torch-passing moments
- A Star Is Born (Jay-Z song)
Heirs to the Throne: A look back at JAY-Z's greatest torch-passing moments
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Cole is changing before our very eyes. This new J. Cole is a label head first and foremost, sacrificing his own solo career and personal comfort to give his new generation of artists at Dreamville the best opportunities to succeed. I grew up as the middle child of my family. My parents may have made slight adjustments to their parenting approaches between my brothers and I, but for the most part, the three of us were exposed to same circumstances and given the same support. Rather than just an older brother with some big shoes, Jay Z is more like a grandfather who raised his son Jermaine to succeed based on his own personal needs. And now, little Jermaine has developed enough to have a label of his own and be faced with decisions about how he wants to raise the next generation of artists.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole born January 28, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina ,  Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up , in early Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights after signing to Jay-Z 's Roc Nation imprint in It debuted at number one on the U. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard chart and was certified platinum in April His fifth album, KOD , was released in April
Preezy Brown. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. When JAY-Z proclaimed himself as the King of Rap during his prime, he was faced with various competitors throwing rocks at the throne in an attempt to wear the crown themselves. A few artists may have come close in their efforts to remove him from that position but, overall, many of his most bitter rivals have even acknowledged that he is, indeed, the most powerful figure in rap and should be revered as hip-hop royalty. However, while JAY-Z has been able to extend his reign into the twilight of his career and remains active, that hasn't stopped fans and artists themselves from speculating about which artist has the potential to follow in his footsteps and pick up where he left off. Even Hov himself has hinted at their being a "new and improved JAY-Z" waiting in the wings to eventually take his spot, making it clear that he's aware of his own mortality within the realm of hip-hop.
Cole , Jay-Z's protege and the first artist to be signed to his Roc Nation label. Notably, Jay-Z also gives shout-outs to Mobb Deep , Nas and two artists whom he had previously insulted on his song " Takeover ". After graduating from college, J. Cole sought to attract the attention of Jay-Z in the hopes of working with him. Cole was finally contacted by Jay-Z and invited to contribute to his eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3 The duo's The Blueprint 3 collaboration came in the form of "A Star Is Born", which features verses from the two rappers.
Photo Credit: Dan Garcia. He's waiting, hoping, and praying for JAY-Z. The waiting, there's always more waiting. Two hours go by, his stomach is full of cheap liquor and raging butterflies as an expensive car pulls up. Hova has arrived. Jay sees the CD in his hand, a wall goes up in his eyes. Not J.
A Star Is Born (Jay-Z song)