J. Cole releases two songs from forthcoming album

J. Cole has released two new songs — “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice” — from his forthcoming album, The Fall Off. The release of the singles follow last month’s release of “Snow on Tha Bluff.” The disc is a follow-up to his 2018 album, KOD. No release date has been announced for his new album, which the rapper is still finishing. 

J. Cole’s Dreamville festival canceled

J. Cole‘s Dreamville festival, scheduled to take place in North Carolina in August, has been canceled.

Festival organizers canceled the event Friday (May 15). Although we originally hoped it would be possible to bring you the festival this August, the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has made this timeline no longer possible. This decision has been extremely difficult to make, but the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being.”

The second annual festival was originally scheduled to take place April 4, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to postpone the now-canceled event. Organizers added that the event planned to return to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2021. 

Roddy Ricch tops Billboard Hot 100 for 10th week

Roddy Rich’s “The Box” tops the Billboard Hot 100  for the 10th week, and Lil Uzi Vert placed three single on the chart — “Baby Pluto” at No. 6; “Lo Mein” at No. 8; and “Silly Watch” at No. 9 — the fourth artist or group to debut at least three singles I the top 10 in the same week. Drake, Lil Wayne, and J. Cole were the other three. No other artists debuted in the top 10 this week.