This week’s Top 10 Hip Hop singles include J. Cole‘s debut of his HBO special J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming. Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamar discusses the importance of mentorship with President Obama in “Pay It Forward” clip and Kanye West’s “Real Friends” featuring Ty Dolla Sign remains popular.
J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Concert Debuts On HBO
J. Cole‘s documentary highlighting his homecoming concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina, J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, premiered on HBO Saturday (January 9).
J. Cole performed every song off his album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive and brought out special guests Drake, Jay Z, YG and Big Sean during his performance.
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming was the final installation of the 5-part mini-docuseries, J. Cole: Road To Homecoming.
Kendrick Lamar Discusses The Importance Of Being A Role Model With President Barack Obama In “Pay It Forward” Video
The Grammy nominated rapper was reportedly nervous meeting the President as the two discussed the importance of mentorship.
“As a kid, having a mentor was vital to me,” K. Dot says. “Always being there when it counted allowed me to make some of the most important decisions while growing up. So it’s only right that I mentor a younger person with the same wisdom that was given to me.”
The two reportedly met in October when the rapper was in Washington, D.C. to perform at the Kennedy Center.
Kanye West’s “Real Friends” & “No More Parties In LA” Remain Popular
Kanye West released “Real Friends” featuring Ty Dolla Sign and a snippet of “No More Parties In LA” featuring Kendrick Lamar last Friday (January 9).
Ye opens up and laments on maintaining his relationships with his “Real Friends” and highlights the difficulties keeping up with close family members.
The Chicago rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian announced he will be releasing new music every Friday.
No word on if the two tracks will be on his forthcoming album SWISH, which is scheduled for release on February 11.
This Week’s Top 10 Is As Follows:
1. Watch J. Cole’s Full Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Concert [Video]
2. Kendrick Lamar – “Pay It Forward” [Video]
3. Kanye West – “Real Friends & No More Parties In LA”
4. Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”
5. Nas – “Last Nigga Alive”
6. David Bowie’s Catalog Inspired Rap Classics [Video]
7. Flatbush Zombies – “Glorious Thugs”
8. Omarion f. Ghostface Killah – “I Ain’t Even Done”
9. The Game f. Trey Songz – “Do It To You”
10. Kendrick Lamar’s Full Austin City Limits Performance [Video]
For additional coverage of J. Cole, whose Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Concert debuted on HBO this week, watch the following DX Daily: