Lollapalooza Spotlight: J Cole
In the matter of a few years, rapper J Cole went from being turned away by Jay-Z after waiting hours outside his office to hand him a CD to being the first artist Jay-Z signed to his Roc Nation record label. Since, the two have collaborated on songs “A Star Is Born” (on Jay-Z’s 2009 album Blueprint 3) as well as “Mr. Nice Watch” (on J Cole’s 2011 album Cole World: The Sideline Story). However, J Cole’s respect in the hip-hop community goes far beyond the cosign from one of the genre’s greats, receiving coverage from music blogs to Top 40 radio stations. With the efforts behind his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, J Cole not only reached the top of the Billboard charts, but also landed himself a Grammy nomination. 2012 marks a new chapter in the 27 year old artist’s career, complete with intercontinental tours, major television appearances and everything else that comes along with being a superstar in today’s music industry. If you’re interested in seeing J Cole perform live in Chicago, be sure to grab your tickets to this year’s Lollapalooza from Gold Coast Tickets as this rising star is set to take the stage on Sunday August 5th.
J Cole – “Visionz of Home”
J Cole – “Work Out”
Performing @ Lollapalooza on: Sunday, August 5th, Time & Stage TBA
Follow J Cole on Twitter: @JColeNC
2012 Lollapalooza tickets are available now at GoldCoastTickets.com!
Don’t miss out on the city’s largest and most diverse music festival taking place at beautiful Grant Park August 3-5!
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