J. Cole

J. Cole Kicks Off VH1 ‘Super Bowl Blitz’

J. Cole

J. Cole kicked off Super Bowl week and celebrated his birthday by headlining VH1′s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts” on Monday. Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, the first of six concerts took place at Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College in Cole’s old stomping ground of Queens, New York.

The Roc Nation rapper, who turns 29 today, opened his set with “Trouble” and served up hit after hit including “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile,” and his latest Born Sinner single “She Knows.”

Before Bruno Mars plays the halftime show at Sunday’s big game, Janelle Monáe will perform with Big Boi at Lehman College in the Bronx on Tuesday and TLC will be joined by Nelly and Dougie Fresh at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday.

Watch highlights from Cole’s pre-game set below.

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Video: Wale f/ Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, & J. Cole – ‘Black Grammys’

Rick Ross, Wale, and J. Cole

While the Grammys air on television, Wale celebrates with his own crew in the video for his Self Made, Vol. 3 cut “Black Grammys,” dedicated to his fans worldwide.

The MMG rapper rounds up Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole for the black-and-white clip, comprised of footage from their live shows, video shoots, and last year’s Grammy red carpet.

Step behind the velvet rope.

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Drake, Diddy, J. Cole, & TLC to Play Super Bowl Concerts


While the players take the field, music’s all-stars will hit the stage during this year’s Super Bowl festivities. Drake, J. Cole, and TLC are among the artists who will play shows in the days leading up to the big game.

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Beyoncé Takes Over Arcade for Album Release Party


Now that the hard work has paid off, it’s time to celebrate. With her album No. 1 worldwide, Beyoncé let loose at a private party at Dave & Buster’s in New York following her concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

While Mr. Carter was overseas for a gig of his own, Mrs. Carter was joined by some of her closest friends and collaborators including model Jessica White, stylist Ty Hunter, designer Alexander Wang, Luke James, J. Cole, and Drake.

At one point, the Toronto MC got on the turntables and addressed the crowd. “I just came out tonight to let you know congratulations to each and every one of you that worked on this shit, for real,” said Drizzy, who collaborated with Bey on “Mine.” “And of course to the queen, the utmost congratulations.”

Guests had a ball as they played arcade games (including Bey’s favorite Connect 4), sipped drinks from their very own Beyoncé cups, and snacked on Beyoncé cake and cupcakes. They even gave out light-up bows like the ones seen in the “XO” video. As “Drunk in Love” blared from the speakers, Bey danced along.

“With the queen. @beyonce I’m so proud of you,” tweeted Jessica White, who makes a cameo in the video for “XO.”

Earlier in the evening, Madonna was spotted at Bey’s show. “Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B !” wrote Madge after her daughter got a kiss from Bey.

Check out more photos from the fun night below.

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J. Cole Announces Second Leg of ‘What Dreams May Come Tour’

J. Cole

J. Cole is back by popular demand. The Roc Nation MC will embark on a second edition of his “What Dreams May Come Tour” in North America next year.

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J. Cole Performs ‘Crooked Smile’ on ‘Letterman’

J. Cole

After wrapping his “What Dreams May Come” tour last month, J. Cole delivered an encore performance during “Live on Letterman.” He dug into his catalog during the mini-concert, which was streamed online.

He also taped a performance of his single “Crooked Smile” for “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Accompanied by a string section, the Roc Nation MC commanded the stage with the empowering song off his sophomore album Born Sinner.

He will kick off the European leg of his tour on Nov. 10.

Watch Cole bring his “Crooked Smile” to “Letterman.”

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New Music: Yo Gotti f/ J. Cole – ‘Cold Blood’

I Am

Following “King Sh*t” with T.I., Yo Gotti links with J. Cole for their soulful collaboration “Cold Blood.”

The Memphis rapper’s album I AM is due November 19 featuring Ne-Yo, T.I., and Jeezy.

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