Monday, September 13, 2010

Fayetteville native and rising hip-hop star J. Cole is getting the opportunity this week most artists only dream about. As the first hip-hop artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation last year, J. Cole has been enjoying a rapid rise into the spotlight. In recent weeks he's had his own BET Rising Icons special, took home a coveted MTV2 award, been featured in major publications, and performed at top concerts around the country. But it doesn't get any bigger than these next two nights.

J. Cole will be the opening act for the two-night run of Jay-Z and Eminem's Home and Home tour at the new Yankee Stadium. This sold-out mini-tour first held two shows a week and a half ago at Comerica Park in Eminem's hometown of Detroit. Tonight and tomorrow night, the final two shows are taking place in Jay-Z's hometown and will be the first concerts held at Yankee Stadium since it opened last year.

J. Cole, followed by second opening act B.o.B, will perform in front of tens of thousands of hip-hop's biggest fans, in front of scores of celebrities who will undoubtedly be in VIP, and share a stage with two of the biggest artists in music. Plus, you can expect Jay-Z and Eminem to feature several high-profile guest appearances during their sets, like they did in Detroit, where they brought out Drake, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy and others.

To keep up with the North Carolina native, visit or follow him on Twitter @JColeNC.


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