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J. Cole plans show at secret Raleigh location

Posted July 1

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

— North Carolina rapper J. 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. 

Exact locations will be revealed at the last minute via social media, but the cities have been announced. The Dollar and a Dream Tour will kick off Thursday in London. The Fayetteville rapper brings the show to Raleigh on July 19. 

Tickets won't be sold. It is first come, first served and the cover charge will be just $1. 

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  • cjwatson3630 Jul 10, 1:19 p.m.

    I realize that different folks have different opinions about what it means to be talented but I... View More

    — Posted by justabumer

    So, just because he's a rapper, he automatically is crude? Sounds like you're so biased against hip-hop, you'll never see why it takes an immense amount of talent to be good at rapping.

  • monkeyboy Jul 1, 5:20 p.m.

    oh, please don't let me walk into some place and it accidentally be the one he's playing...

  • BurtReynoldsBigHat Jul 1, 4:45 p.m.

    Lots of posts from people adding nothing to the discussion. Why would you comment on an article just to say you don't care about it?

    Great work to J. Cole - I remember when he was selling mixtapes on the street while in school. Now he's producing and rapping in #1 songs while making more money than most of the commenters here ever will.

  • farm Jul 1, 4:07 p.m.

    I realize that different folks have different opinions about what it means to be talented but I... View More

    — Posted by justabumer

    But the ability to sound like you're crying while talking about your dog, your truck and your... View More

    — Posted by Luvlife

    I must have missed that post. Can you point out where someone was talking about dogs, trucks,... View More

    — Posted by rush

    Thats what no talent country singers rhyme about. They use 3rd grade words, no metaphors or... View More

    — Posted by Minarchist

    Are you trying to prove a point? Or doing exactly what you are demonizing?

  • babbs1028 Jul 1, 2:49 p.m.

    I am not a fan of rap, don't listen to it but to each his/her own...I do respect J. Cole for doing these concerts for such an affordable cover charge. This allows people to see him preform who would never have had the chance otherwise. How often is that done?

  • rush Jul 1, 2:31 p.m.

    I realize that different folks have different opinions about what it means to be talented but I... View More

    — Posted by justabumer

    But the ability to sound like you're crying while talking about your dog, your truck and your... View More

    — Posted by Luvlife

    I must have missed that post. Can you point out where someone was talking about dogs, trucks,... View More

    — Posted by rush

    Thats what no talent country singers rhyme about. They use 3rd grade words, no metaphors or... View More

    — Posted by Minarchist

    Are the two mutually exclusive or something? I didn't see anything in the story mentioning country music at all.

  • ncprr1 Jul 1, 2:29 p.m.

    $1, that sounds about right. It's more than I would pay, but if he can get anyone to pay it then good for him.

  • Minarchist Jul 1, 2:22 p.m.

    I realize that different folks have different opinions about what it means to be talented but I... View More

    — Posted by justabumer

    But the ability to sound like you're crying while talking about your dog, your truck and your... View More

    — Posted by Luvlife

    I must have missed that post. Can you point out where someone was talking about dogs, trucks,... View More

    — Posted by rush

    Thats what no talent country singers rhyme about. They use 3rd grade words, no metaphors or similes. Slow, boring, and depressing. Most people hear "murder" in rap and think they are literally killing another person most times. They dont get the metaphors so they assume its person on person violence. Low IQ's cant keep up. "Its too fast". Maybe they should speed up their hearing and thinking.

  • rush Jul 1, 2:05 p.m.

    I realize that different folks have different opinions about what it means to be talented but I... View More

    — Posted by justabumer

    But the ability to sound like you're crying while talking about your dog, your truck and your... View More

    — Posted by Luvlife

    I must have missed that post. Can you point out where someone was talking about dogs, trucks, and third wives?

  • rush Jul 1, 2:04 p.m.

    Most people that don't understand rap, don't understand poetry!

    — Posted by Tarheel Takeover

    I understand Keats, Longfellow, Wordsworth, Byron, amongst many others. Those are poets. Trying to fit as many vulgar, racist, profane words into a single sentence is not poetry.

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