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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’

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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’

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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’

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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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J. Cole Returns to Queens for MTV’s ‘Life & Rhymes’

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J. Cole has come a long way from being broke to scoring two No. 1 albums. The Roc Nation MC reflects on his humble beginnings on the MTV special “Life & Rhymes.” In the nine-minute episode, Cole returns to his old stomping ground of Jamaica, Queens.

He takes viewers to the apartment, known as Mohammed’s crib, which he lived in during and after his graduation from St. John’s University.

“Waking up in this every day is so far from where I wanted to be, but this is the room where it started feeling real,” said Cole.

But his landlord, Mohammed, believed in him and let him and his homeboys live rent free. “This man let me stack up my rent to the ceiling,” he said.

So when he finally made it, he paid him in full.

He also details the making of his TLC-assisted single “Crooked Smile.” “It was really a journey to make that song,” said Cole of the empowering record. “I’ve never worked this hard on a song.”

Watch Cole’s homecoming and hear him break down the lyrics to “Crooked Smile” on “Life & Rhymes: J. Cole.”

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Eminem to Headline Australia’s ‘Rapture’ Tour with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole

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Eminem is headed Down Under and he’s bringing some friends with him. The Detroit rapper will headline Australia’s “Rapture” tour next year.

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