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J Cole to play two headline UK dates (2011)

J Cole

Story by Jack Foley

J. COLE is coming to the UK to play two headline dates in January 2011.

One of the biggest new acts on the hip-hop scene, J. Cole will play venues in London and Manchester (see below for dates).

J Cole has been hard at work on his eagerly awaited debut album since signing to JAY-Z’s Roc Nation label, collaborating with a number of A-list producers including No I.D., Salaam Remi, Pharrell, and Jim Jonsin.

He first came to the attention of the masses when he was asked to appear on the aptly titled song, A Star Is Born on JAY-Z’s The Blueprint 3.

“JAY played me the song and then it was time to write,” he said. “I had to do the verse right then and there in front of his face. It probably took me like 45 minutes. His response was great like, ‘Oh man, the kid’s actually good!’”

J. Cole’s UK dates are (all January 2011)…

9 – London Cargo
12 – Manchester Club Academy