The Come Up

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The Come Up
Mixtape by J. Cole
Released May 4, 2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 65:25
Label By Any Means Management
J. Cole chronology
The Come Up
The Warm Up
(2009)The Warm Up2009
Singles from The Come Up
  1. "Simba"
    Released: 2007

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.[1][2]


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.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by J. Cole except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" Jermaine Cole J. Cole 0:54
2. "Simba" Cole Cole 3:23
3. "I'm the Man" Cole Large Professor 2:56
4. "School Daze" Cole Kanye West 3:52
5. "Dollar and a Dream" Cole Just Blaze 4:36
6. "Throw It Up" Cole Cole 3:38
7. "Quote Me" Cole Salaam Remi 2:25
8. "College Boy" Cole Kanye West 5:04
9. "Split You Up" Cole Cole 3:12
10. "Plain" (skit) Cole Cole 1:30
11. "The Come Up" Cole Kanye West 2:11
12. "Mighty Crazy" Cole Mathematics 1:22
13. "Dead Presidents" Cole Ski 3:09
14. "Lil' Ghetto Nigga" Cole Cole 3:10
15. "Homecoming" Cole Kanye West 1:56
16. "Carolina On My Mind" (featuring Deacon) Cole Cole 3:41
17. "Can't Cry" Cole Cole 4:15
18. "Goin' Off" Cole Cole 2:49
19. "Rags to Riches (At the Beep)" Cole Cole 4:48
20. "Get It" (Bonus Track) Cole Cole 3:37
21. "I Do My Thing" (Bonus Track) (Performed by Nervous Reck) Nervous Reck Cole 2:42
Total length: 65:25
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