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J. Cole shows draw long lines outside Lincoln Theater

Posted July 19, 2014

In this Jan. 27, 2012 photo, rapper J. Cole poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

— Fans of North Carolina rapper J. Cole waited in lone lines Saturday outside of Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh in hopes of getting into two "semi-secret" shows planned that night at the venue.

Cole is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his breakthrough album "The Warm Up" by performing it live during a series of secret shows this summer. He announced weeks ago that he would be playing in Raleigh on July 19, with the exact location to be revealed on social media the day of the show. Admission to the show will be $1 at the door. 

The location of the show was leaked early Saturday sending droves of fans to stand outside Lincoln Theatre  in hopes of getting in. Cole announced via via Twitter Saturday afternoon that a second show had been added that night.


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  • UpChuck Jul 21, 2014

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    That Scotty Mcleery is a real perv.

  • Ben Sanders Jul 21, 2014
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    The grammar police are going to have a field day with this post.

  • Sherrill Craig Jul 20, 2014
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    You lost me at "rapper"...

  • bukakke Jul 20, 2014

    I have lived in Downtown Raleigh a long time. Seen every show, festival, concert etc. come through town. I have mever seen so much trash left behind as I have by this crowd. The long lines and crowds are gone but their filth is still laying on the ground.

  • dawnnealy74 Jul 20, 2014

    I wonder will Scotty Mcleery do the same..as it seems that he is the only NC STAR who get noticed. Hmm did Scottie Graduated from a top University as J Cole..NOPE...But NC ask who is J Cole I wonder why maybe because he is not a country singer or maybe it because he is signed to Jay z label one..who is he I ask A person who graduated MCL of one of AMERICAS top Universities..signed to one one the most famous persons in the worlds label..one who had a hit single with Beyonce..But still NC does not know him...Come On NC media Celebrate all NC talents Not just humdrum Scotty11

  • uBnice Jul 20, 2014

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    I see what you did there! You actually brought knowledge and facts to the table. :-)

  • Clayton Mack Jul 20, 2014
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    A Grammy-nominated rapper from Fayetteville, NC. He's signed to Jay-Z Roc Nation label.

  • Toddler10-21 Jul 19, 2014

    Sarah Palin's nephew, and John McCain's great grandson. So now you know.

  • Bob Smith Jul 19, 2014
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