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J. Cole: More Than Music

Cole truly does it all for his fans. Many know about his popular radio songs but not everyone knows the extra things he does that make being a J. Cole fan that much more rewarding.

He had a Documentary premier on HBO that followed him on his closing show for his 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. For me as a fan, that documentary allowed me to relive the concert at the Staples Center in L.A. I know it did the same for other fans, especially those who were fortunate enough to go to the Fayetteville show. Eyez is a short documentary that shows the behind the scenes of Cole’s newest album, For Your Eyez Only. It allows the fans to feel closer to Cole. It shows Cole’s process of music and his personality. J. Cole will be back with HBO April 15th for the 4 Your Eyez Only Documentary.

Cole was seen at the Million Man March in 2015. He allows his music to be his voice on social justice issues. You can always count on Cole to speak his mind on important issues going on in our contemporary moment. By the looks of the 4 Your Eyez Only documentary trailer, he will be speaking about these issues on that medium. That comes as no surprise as the album itself also touches on those issues.

Cole used to do something called Dollar and a Dream Tour where he would go to a couple cities and do intimate concerts all for the low price of $1. Those who have been say it’s a once in a lifetime experience. The last show got out of hand and fans speculate that’s the reason why these shows are no more. Fortunately, Cole has always kept his tickets for his bigger tours relatively cheap as well. This makes sure that tickets are attainable for a lot of people, which fans are always appreciative of.

On December 15, 2015 Cole and others from Dreamville, his record label, tweeted 1-888-88DREAM. As fans called, Cole picked up and shouted “Revenge of the Dreamers 2!” That is how he announced the new joint album. Cole asked for fans emails and emailed a select few the link for the not yet released album. For his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album he went to fan’s house and gave them the first listen to the finished album. He also let other fans listen to the album and see his childhood home in Fayetteville. He lets families who are struggling live in his childhood home for free for a year until they can get back on their feet.

If for some reason you’re not a fan of J. Cole, that’s okay. There are six other artists he’s signed to Dreamville and they’re equally amazing.

 

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