Back in April, legendary hip-hop group
A Tribe Called Quest announced they were celebrating the 25th anniversary of People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths Of Rhythm with a reissue album featuring remixes by this generation’s hottest artists.
Last month, Pharrell released his
remix of Tribe’s “Bonita Applebum.” Now, we have remix, but don’t get too excited. The Dreamville rapper doesn’t actually spit any bars, instead Cole offers up his production expertise and remixes the beat for Tip and Phife Dawg to rhyme over. J. Cole’s
Cee-Lo Green will also appear on the album for his contribution to “Footprints.” The reissue of Tribe’s
People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is due out on Friday, November 13. Take a listen to Cole’s remix below.
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16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About J. Cole
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1. We all know J. Cole’s real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole. But did you know he was born in Frankfurt, Germany?
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2. J. Cole’s mom is German & his dad, who left a young Jermaine behind very early on in his life, is African-American.
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3. The “extent” of his “prepared food” repertoire goes only so far as cereal and PB&Js.
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4. J. Cole’s first rap name was Blaza. His second was Therapist.
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5. He considered himself the underdog. He’s quoted as saying: “I’ve always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds.”
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6. J. Cole moved his “Born Sinner” release date up from June 25th to June 18th to, specifically, compete with Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”
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7. J. Cole’s favorite New Yorker, dead or alive, is Tupac.
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8. J. Cole stands tall at 6’3″ – he’s one inch taller than his mentor, Jay Z.
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9. He was first-chair violinist back in high school.
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10. It was J. Cole’s mom who encouraged his production, buying her son a $1,300 ASR-X for Christmas so he could make beats at home.
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11. J. Cole has worked as a newspaper ad salesman and a bill collector, in addition to dressing as a kangaroo while working at a skating rink.
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12. He first attempted to work with Jay Z after college. In 2007, Hov dismissed the young rapper and the beat tape he was trying to shop around.
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13. That same night, J. Cole stood around and waited for Jay Z to arrive at the studio, for 3 hours, in the rain – only to get the cold shoulder from Hov.
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