As I’ve mentioned before, J. Cole is one of my favorite new age artists. Whether it’s on Twitter, Instagram or in person, I’ve always given him his props. I’ve said that J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are my two favorite artists of this generation. It’s crazy that many people didn’t know too much about him before he signed with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. For my Mixtape Friday, I’m going to introduce you to some of his earlier work before the major deal. The Warm Up is a dope mixtape and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.