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Video: Melanie Fiona “This Time” f/ J. Cole Live on The Tonight Show

In celebration of the recent release of her new LP, The MF Life, the lovely Melanie Fiona was the musical guest on The Tonight Show this past Friday. For her performance, the Grammy award winning singer brought along Roc Nation labelmate J. Cole to perform their track “This Time.” SC also reports that another Fiona x Cole collaboration soon come on Cole’s upcoming sophomore album. The MF Life is in stores now

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Drake Announces Club Paradise Tour

Drake will be touring the U.S. with a lineup that includes J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, French Montana, and Meek Mill.  The tour will hit Vegas, Houston, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New York City.

Fans can purchase tickets on March 23 over at Live Nation, while Citi cardmembers will have the chance to purchase in advance via pre-sale.

Thanks to Rap-Up

-Swag

View the full 27-date lineup after the jump….

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New Music: J. Cole “Visionz Of Home”

Listen: J. Cole "Visionz Of Home"

The feelings of love and respect are mutual between J. Cole and his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. As we previously reported, the rapper-producer is enjoying his own holiday in the Cumberland County city as part of a three-day celebration called Dreamville Weekend. And as if that all wasn’t enough, Cole has shared an absolutely ill, Elite-produced new track appropriately titled “Visionz of Home.” Stream it below.

Via Complex and Rap Radar

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J. Cole Says ‘Anybody Can Win’ Best New Artist Grammy

As confident as J. Cole sounds in his music, he’s not so sure if he’ll take home the Best New Artist trophy at Sunday’s Grammys.

When the rapper and Jay-Z protégé sat down with MTV News on Friday (February 10), he said he’s excited about the Grammy nod but won’t really understand the weight of the honor until Sunday night.

The way I work, I’m day-by-day. I’ll really be excited … the day of,” he said. “Once I put on that suit, it changes everything.”

The rapper said he was in Amsterdam on the European leg of his tour when he learned he was nominated for the award. He’ll be going up against the Band Perry, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex. Cole said he woke up to the news at 4 in the morning when a friend banged on his hotel door.

"I couldn’t believe it. My whole tone changed. I went from mad angry to, like, a little kid. Like, ‘Yo, are you serious?’ It was a dope moment. We got a couple of my other friends up. Woke everybody up, just chilled in the room, talked about it and went through the whole journey," he said. "It was cool. It was good. A nice moment."

If he doesn’t walk away with the win this year, Cole said he’ll just work harder to get another nomination next year.

"The Grammy stamp is a validation on an artist. To win it would be even crazier. But the nomination is dope. Everybody wants a Grammy. Just to be nominated and have the chance to have one is incredible," he said. "This is not something I plan on doing one time. Even if I don’t win, I plan on being back next year. I think it can go either way."

The one thing he won’t do? Write a speech.

"As confident as I sound, I really don’t think I’m going to win. It’s cool. It’s all good," he said. "Anybody can win it.

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Ester Dean Signs to Roc Nation

Ester Dean has writing credits on some huge hits such as Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”, Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”.  2012 will be a big year for Dean, as she signed a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label.  We’re looking forward to hearing more of her work.

-Swagneto

Video: Watch J. Cole Rock The David Letterman Show


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The Sideline Story went primetime when J. Cole stopped by the David Letterman show last night to perform a live rendition (auto-tune and all) of his next single “Work Out.” The Grammy-nominated rapper repped NY with a letterman jacket and Timbs, reminding fans it’s still a Cole world. Letterman even copped a Christmas gift for Cole, whose debut album recently went gold.

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