Jay Z Presents J. Cole With His Original Roc-A-Fella Chain

J. Cole and Jay Z

The Roc was in the building when J. Cole brought his “What Dreams May Come” tour to The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday. The North Carolina rapper, who celebrated his 29th birthday, was joined onstage by his mentor Jay Z, who performed “Public Service Announcement” and presented his protégé with his original Roc-A-Fella Records chain.

“It’s his birthday, but he giving out gifts. So I think it’s only right that you get a gift,” said Jay. “That on your neck is my original Roc chain and it’s yours.”

“This is unreal,” responded Cole, who thanked him and asked for one more birthday gift, that he perform “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

During “Forbidden Fruit,” the birthday boy boasted about selling more albums than Kanye West’s Yeezus, rapping, “Fucked around and sold more albums than Kanye.”

Fresh from the Grammys, Kendrick Lamar surprised the crowd with his verse and also performed “Backseat Freestyle” as the crowd cheered.

Earlier in the day, Cole dropped his free mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers and announced his Dreamville label with Interscope Records. The first signee is Paris-born rapper Bas.

Watch Cole celebrate his birthday onstage with his friends and fans.

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18 Comments

  1. Jase

    In reality, Kanye sold more. Yeezus sold more WW than Born Sinner.

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    YoMansKeeper Reply:

    @Jase, Does Jay even listen to this nigga Cole music? Maybe it’s just me but I feel like Cole is forever disrespectful on tracks.

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  2. CARLOS

    HE DIDNT SELL MORE THAN YEEZUS THOUGH

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    Ivan Reply:

    @CARLOS, Get off Kanye’s dick, bitch. He’s clearly referencing going gold before Kanye.

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  3. WTT 2 coming soon.....

    The Dynasty. R O C baby.

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  4. Abamson

    he outsold kanye NoLie

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  5. Raaaandy

    + J Cole is cool but forgotten 10 years from now

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    JHP Reply:

    @Raaaandy, Wow, I didn’t know you were psychic lol. Cole’s just getting started. I see him, Kendrick, and Drizzy around for a long time.

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    flawda Reply:

    @Raaaandy, J Cole will be around more than 10 years. Reason why, i don’t think he has tapped all the way into his full potential yet. He has room to improve as a producer, writer, and as a artist.

    I don’t know if Drake will be around imo. He screams Nelly, Ja Rule,etc to me; someone who 13 year old girls only listen to. Once they outgrow him, they’ll move on.

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  6. NICKI MINAJ

    Happy Birthday Baby :*

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  7. H

    Super dope.

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  8. Why though

    He did outsell yeezus yeezus just went platinum born sinner went platinum a long time ago yeezus is barely catching up

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    joe Reply:

    @Why though, are you waste dawg

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  9. kobe

    Born Sinner sold more in the US but Yeezus sold more worldwide.

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    joe Reply:

    @kobe, yeezus went triple platinum in india.

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  10. WTT 2 coming soon.....

    Who cares who sold more. It still the r.o.c dummys it’s all in the family

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  11. BEDSTUYFLY

    WHY IS HE JUST NOW GETTING A ROCAFELLA CHAIN?

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    Wow Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Stfu and read the article again before you speak. Jay-Z gave Cole his ORIGINAL chain.

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