The Come Up
|The Come Up|
|Mixtape by J. Cole|
|Released||May 4, 2007|
|Label||By Any Means Management|
|J. Cole chronology|
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The Come Up is the first mixtape from North Carolina rapper J. Cole released on May 4, 2007, hosted by DJ OnPoint. The mixtape has been downloaded and streamed over 300,000 times, while being viewed over 1,274,000 times on mixtape site DatPiff.<ref>"J. Cole - The Come Up". Amazon.</ref><ref>"J. Cole - The Come Up". DatPiff.</ref>
J. Cole self-produced 12 out of the 21 tracks on the mixtape, including his debut single, called "Simba", which Cole shot his first music video for it. The mixtape also features the samples from American rappers such as Kanye West, Nas, Jay-Z and Ghostface Killah, among others, while the tape includes guest appearances from Deacon and Nervous Reck.<ref>Album Review: J. Cole's “The Come Up” - Grapevine Magazine</ref><ref>Freeload: J. Cole, “Heartache” + The Come Up Mixtape « The FADER</ref>
- Sample credits
- "I'm the Man" samples "You're da Man" by Nas.
- "School Dayz" samples "Ghetto" by Smitty featuring Scarface, Kanye West, and John Legend.
- "Dollar and a Dream" samples "Mom Praying" by Beanie Sigel featuring Scarface.
- "Quote Me" samples "Where Y'all At" by Nas.
- "College Boy" samples "Came Back for You" by Lil' Kim.
- "The Come Up" samples "Grammy Family" by Consequence featuring DJ Khaled, Kanye West, and John Legend.
- "Mighty Crazy" samples "Mighty Healthy" by Ghostface Killah.
- "Dead Presidents" samples "Dead Presidents" by Jay-Z.
- "Homecoming" samples "My Way Home" by Kanye West featuring Common.
- "Carolina On My Mind" samples "We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" by Curtis Mayfield.
- "Can't Cry" samples "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" by Millie Jackson.
- "Goin' Off" samples "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by The Controllers.
- "Rags to Riches" samples "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" by Roy Ayers.