For an artist who is known to not have features on his own projects, J. Cole has been busy being featured on other’s tracks. Over the last year, J. Cole has been featured on some of the hottest songs in the industry. From being featured on 6LACK’s ‘Pretty Little Fears’ to Young Thug’s ‘The London’, Cole has been adding his finesse to every song he’s been featured on. Some even would say he’s stolen the shine on the tracks he’s been. Regardless, it’s good to hear him on productions outside of his own. So with that let’s take a look at how Cole help set these singles to the top of the charts and potentially the artists he’s collaborated with to greatness.
Known for his singles ‘Paranoid”, “Or Nah,” and ‘Blasé ” a long with a long list of writing contributions and features, Ty Dolla $ign has shown that he’s one of the hardest working artists in the industry today. He’s been so busy that it seemed like he wasn’t ever going to give us a new album anytime soon. That changed this week when he dropped his new single “Purple Emoji” which features J. Cole.
So what has Ty been up to the last three years? Why has it taken him so long to give us a new solo project? Here’s a look at what all he’s been into and potentially why its taken him almost three years to give us a new album.
Over the last twenty years, the music industry has undergone so many changes. With the emergence of streaming and social media, the industry became more like the wild west. So much music began to be released on a more consistent basis people barely had time to digest it all. Because of this people started to share their thoughts on social media instead of blogging. All of these people, including experts are now taking the place of music blogs. Instead of discovering artists from a site or radio, people are instead discovering music by the word of mouth from social media and playlists.