After putting in work as a supporting player on tours for both Jay-Z and Rihanna, J Cole will embark on an international tour all his own this fall. Beginning August 23 in Vancouver, the Cole World Tour will criss-cross Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
With his long awaited debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story set to arrive September 27, Cole held a listening event in New York last night where he previewed several tracks from the album. The Roc Nation rapper said he whittled down the final product from a collection of over 30 completed songs.
While sequencing and track titles are still subject to change, Cole said the majority of the production on the album was handled by himself, with a few exceptions coming from the producers No I.D., Danja Handz and The University. Some tracks likely to appear on the record include the previously leaked "Lights Please," "In the Morning," "Lost Ones" and the single "Work Out," whose video recently debuted on 106 & Park.
Cole said he is hoping to get a verse from his mentor Jay-Z on the album, but one has not yet arrived.
"Your guess is as good as mine if we're gonna get a Jay-Z verse," he told Hip-HopDX
See the full list of tour dates here.
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