After coming in on the Billboard charts in the top slot , with his his long-awaited debut album: COLE WORLD, J-Cole fans have since continued in their FAN-demonium by supporting the artist on tour!
J-Cole started his tour-stint opening up for label mates Jay-Z and Rihanna. Next, it wasn’t long before J-Cole set off on his own 26 city promotional tour—then while still on that very tour, getting the news that he would soon be joining Tinie Tempah out in Europe, once Cole finished promoting his debut album in ‘the States.’
It wasn’t too long before J-Cole was back in ‘the States’—performing on ‘the Campus Conscience Tour’ experiencing his fans’ reactions to another release: SIDELINE Story— which hit stores less than three months after his debut release.
Now fast-forward just a bit—most recently, J-Cole has been added to yet another bill—Drake’s ‘Club Paradise Tour’ also featuring artists: Waka-Flocka Flame, Meek-Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana and L.E.P. Bogus Boyz. The 27 city tour kicked off earlier this month (May 7th) in California and wraps on June 17th out in Boston.
“It’s everyone on one bill, that everyone wants to see—and we’re outside, that’s Club Paradise!” said Drake.
A humble artist and smart businessman, J-Cole appreciates being able to perform his ‘In the Morning’ collaboration live every night alongside Drake, giving fans exactly what they want.
“It was my first time in Paris and I got a text from Drake. And it was him just telling me he heard ‘In the Morning’ for the first time (one of J-Cole’s older songs)… He said, ‘it was incredible.’ And [since] I’ve always wanted to bring that song back—especially since the original was recorded in my old crib—in my small room…”
Long story short? Drake told J-Cole that if he remade the ‘In the Morning’ track—to save him 16 bars— obviously that’s just what J-Cole did and his fans, well… Can’t Get Enough.
J-Cole will be @Jones Beach Theatre in New York on June 16th 2012
Ka’Ja Johnson is a journalist from New York City! While working closely and consistently with COMCAST Media, BET-J, MTV2, JUMPOFF.TV, C.I.N. and now HIPHOPWORLD.com, Ka’Ja has been able to pioneer, hands-on experience with education—making her an ultimate hustler. A woman on the grind, Ka’Ja has interviewed celebrities: singers, athletes, actors, models fashion designers etc.
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When asked, who her favorite Hip-Hop artists the game right now? Ka’Ja looks like a kid in a candy store, “Tinie Tempah, Tyga, Jay-Z, Swizz BeatZ’, Jadakiss—and YES I STILL LOVE TUPAC! Also too, I’d wish Eve would come out with a new album but I do like some of Nicki Minaj’s stuff!!