The Come Up

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The Come Up
Mixtape by
ReleasedMay 4, 2007
GenreHip hop
LabelBy Any Means Management
J. Cole chronology
The Come Up
The Warm Up
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 are written by J. Cole except where noted.

1."Intro"Jermaine ColeJ. Cole0:54
3."I'm the Man"ColeLarge Professor2:56
4."School Daze"ColeKanye West3:52
5."Dollar and a Dream"ColeJust Blaze4:36
6."Throw It Up"ColeCole3:38
7."Quote Me"ColeSalaam Remi2:25
8."College Boy"ColeKanye West5:04
9."Split You Up"ColeCole3:12
10."Plain" (skit)ColeCole1:30
11."The Come Up"ColeKanye West2:11
12."Mighty Crazy"ColeMathematics1:22
13."Dead Presidents"ColeSki3:09
14."Lil' Ghetto Nigga"ColeCole3:10
15."Homecoming"ColeKanye West1:56
16."Carolina On My Mind" (featuring Deacon)ColeCole3:41
17."Can't Cry"ColeCole4:15
18."Goin' Off"ColeCole2:49
19."Rags to Riches (At the Beep)"ColeCole4:48
20."Get It" (Bonus Track)ColeCole3:37
21."I Do My Thing"Nervous ReckCole2:42
Total length:65:25
Sample credits


  1. ^ "J. Cole - The Come Up". Amazon.
  2. ^ "J. Cole - The Come Up". DatPiff.
  3. ^ Album Review: J. Cole's “The Come Up” - Grapevine Magazine
  4. ^ Freeload: J. Cole, “Heartache” + The Come Up Mixtape « The FADER

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