J. Cole — Dreamville

A North Carolina native, Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk while his father was a fan of hardcore hip-hop artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube.


Since 2013, Cole has conducted an annual tour called “Dollar And A Dream” where fans willing to pay one dollar are treated to tracks from his early work.

J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label who released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. Featuring the single “Power Trip”. Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar.

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J. Cole x Angie Martinez Interview at Salaam's House

Cole sat down with Angie Martinez last weekend before headlining Rolling Loud 2018. This 1.5 hour interview takes place within the confines of critically acclaimed music producer Salaam Remi’s studio in Miami Florida.

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KOD Tour

Cole World is ready to hit the road later this summer.
He’s joined by none other than Young Thug, Jaden Smith, EarthGang and kiLL Edward. Tickets available now!

8/9 – American Airlines Arena / Miami, Fl. / Tickets

8/11 – Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL. / Tickets

8/12 – Infinity Energy Center / Atlanta GA. / Tickets

8/14 – Smoothie King Arena / New Orleans LA. / Tickets

8/15 – Toyota Center / Houston TX. / Tickets

8/17 – AT&T Center / San Antonio TX. / Tickets

8/18 – American Airlines Center / Dallas TX. / Tickets

8/21 – Talking Stick Resort Arena / Phoenix AZ. / Tickets

8/22 – Viejas Arena / San Diego, CA. / Tickets

8/24 – Staples Center / Los Angeles CA. / Tickets

8/25 – Staples Center / Los Angeles CA. / Tickets

8/29 – Oracle Arena / Oakland CA. / Tickets

9/02 – Taco Bell Arena / Boise ID. / Tickets

9/04 – Golden 1 Center / Sacramento CA. / Tickets

9/05 – Honda Center / Anaheim CA. / Tickets

9/07 – T-Mobile Arena / Las Vegas, NV. / Tickets

9/08 – Vivint Smart Home Arena / Salt Lake, UT. / Tickets

9/10 – Pepsi Center / Denver CO. / Tickets

9/12 – Verizon Arena / Little Rock, AR. / Tickets

9/13 – BJCC Arena / Birmingham, AL. / Tickets

9/15 – Dreamville Fest / Raleigh, NC. / Tickets

9/17 – Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN. / Tickets

9/18 – Sprint Center** / Kansas City, MO. / Tickets

9/19 – Target Center / Minneapolis, MN. / Tickets

9/21 – Little Caesar’s Arena / Detroit MI. / Tickets

9/22 – Allstate Arena / Rosemont, IL. / Tickets

9/23 – Schottenstein / Columbus, OH. / Tickets

9/25 – KeyBank Center** / Buffalo NY. / Tickets

9/26 – XL Center** / Hartford, CT. / Tickets

9/28 – Bryce Jordan Center / University Park, PA. / Tickets

10/01 – Madison Square Garden / NY. / Tickets

10/04 – Air Canada Centre / Toronto CA. / Tickets

10/05 – Bell Centre** / Montreal QB. / Tickets

10/06 – Wells Fargo Center / Philadephia, PA. / Tickets

10/08 – Capitol One Arena / Washington DC. / Tickets

10/10 – TD Garden / Boston MA. / Tickets

Genius series Framework talks “ATM” Video With Director Scott Lazer

Dreamville’s own Scott Lazer sat down with Genius to talk the making of “ATM.”

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Dreamville Fest Coming Sept 15th

We did our best keeping it a secret and finally, we can share it with the world. We are launching our very own festival this September in North Carolina. Dreamville Fest is on the way! Follow the socials @DreamvilleFest and go to DreamvilleFest.com for tickets!

J. Cole - Kevin's Heart

J. Cole releases his second video from the album ‘KOD’ titled “Kevin’s Heart. The video features the legendary comedian for this one.

Directed by Scott Lazer & J. Cole

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This is J. Cole’s 5th studio album. ‘KOD’ which stands for Kids On Drugs, King Overdosed and Kill Our Demons takes us into a new world highlighting addictions of all sorts.


J. Cole releases his fifth studio album today titled ‘KOD’. The new release sets up a great upcoming summer for the Dreamville Emcee. Cole World!

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J. Cole - ATM

Directed by Scott Lazer & J. Cole

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KOD Trailer

KOD Listening Event in NYC / London

J. Cole listening session for the album ‘KOD’ in New York City. Album available 4/20/18 on Dreamville Records.

J. Cole To Headline Castle Lite In Nigeria

Catch J. Cole this April in Nigeria for Castle Lite annual concert. Info here

J. Cole To Headline Summer Fest

This July Cole World will be headlining American Family Insurance’s annual Summer Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tickets Here

Rolling Loud 2018

The team decided to take over Rolling Loud 2018. Catch Cole, Bas, Cozz, and Lute on Friday. On Saturday Omen and J.I.D will grace the stage. And on Sunday our own EarthGang.

For tickets and more info click here

J. Cole and Bas at Openair Frauenfeld 18'

Catch Dreamvilles own this summer at Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland.

For Tickets click here

J. Cole x No Jumper

Cole pulled up to Adam22’s store to kick it for a moment which turns into a deep convo on spirituality and the great unknown.

Dreamville @ Wireless

Catch Bas &  J. Cole, the main stage headliner, this year at Wireless Festival.


Australia Next Stop - 4YEOTour

The next stop on the highly successful and critically acclaimed 4 Your Eyez Only Tour continues next month in the down under. The whole team is looking forward to our fans in Australia.

#4YEOTour #Dreamville

Cole To Perform F1 Weekend In Abu Dhabi

Cole season continues with him set to perform at the Abu Dhabi GP/Yasalam 2017 After-Race Concerts on Friday November 24th, 2017. #InAbuDhabi #JColeAtF1

J. Cole Headlines The Real Show 11/18

J. Cole sets to headline Real 92.3 ‘The Real Show’ concert Saturday, November 18th at The Forum in Inglewood California.

Purchase tickets here here

See you soon.

J. Cole Praises ‘GQ’ Citizen Of The Year Colin Kaepernick

He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.

“Colin and I met years ago. I am—I was—a big 49ers fan. I met him during his breakout season. I actually went to the first game he really played in, against the Jets. I just happened to be at that game. It hit another level for me the second I learned he was taking a knee. And it wasn’t just that—it was when I saw the shit he was saying in the interviews when they pressed him about it. His answers were just so clear and potent. Like, right on point. And he wasn’t backing down. And he wasn’t afraid. He was just being honest. And it didn’t seem like he was looking for attention. It caught me off guard because, you know, nothing personally against him, I just didn’t know when I met him that the person with the biggest balls in sports would be him.

You’re talking about a guy in his athletic prime, who’s lived his whole life dreaming about playing football at a level that millions of kids dream to get to. And in his first big season, he takes his team to within five yards of winning a Super Bowl. But then, at some point in time, he becomes conscious about what’s happening in the world. And suddenly something that he’s been doing blindly for his whole life—standing for the national anthem—now feels uncomfortable. Why? Because now it feels phony! It feels like, Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for? I feel like we’re lying. And look what happens to him. Had he not done that, this guy would be making millions of dollars right now. Period, point blank. And more important than the money, he was living his dream. He sacrificed his dream.” – Cole

Full Story on GQ


TMRW Magagazines Sam Nahirny dropped in on our Nottingham stop of the tour, shot some great photos and chopped it up with folks about why he thinks Cole is important in 2017.

In the ever-growing complicated world we live in, J’s narrative and perspective on life’s issues is refreshing to say the least. Speaking to MceBisi, he shared one of the important topics that Cole has touched upon – “In a time where mental health seems to increasingly be an issue, J Cole’s musical journey has given me a blueprint of how one can navigate through life whilst walking on the very blurred line of confidence and humility

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