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Recap: J. Cole’s ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Show at House of Blues Chicago (6/23)

posted by Alberto June 24, 2013
J Cole - House Of Blues

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J. Cole’s Dollar & A Dream Tour landed in Chicago last night. We managed to get to the House of Blues around 20 minutes after J. Cole tweeted out the details and it turned out that hundreds of fans were already lined up by the time we got there. We’d later find out that Chicago natives Derrick Rose, Rockie Fresh and Chance The Rapper were also in the building.

The doors opened up around 6:30 and DJ Timbuck2 kept everyone hyped for what was to come later on in the night. J. Cole hit the stage a few hours later by performing “Welcome” off of his The Warm Up mixtape. It was a good sign for fans that have been following Cole since The Come Up. Cole performed a few more tracks off of that project then transitioned to his Friday Night Lights mixtape. A majority of the mixtape was performed last night including tracks like “Before I’m Gone,” “Premeditated Murder” and “Farewell.”

Welcome

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You Got It

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J. Cole brought out fellow Dreamvillain’s Omen and Bas to perform in front of the sold-out crowd. We were also expecting Chance or Rockie to perform a track, but Cole had a strict curfew. This was definitely not a night for people that wanted to see Cole perform radio hits but he did manage to perform “Nobody’s Perfect,” off of his debut album. Cole went on to perform some tracks off of his Truly Yours projects like “Chris Tucker” and “Kenny Lofton.”

Enchanted ft. Omen

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Lit w/ Bas

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The concert really seemed like a fan appreciation night since Cole was also taking fan requests throughout the show. One request that made the cut towards the end of the show was “Lost Ones.” Cole ended the night by performing his soon-to-be hit “Crooked Smile” and his hit “Power Trip,” off of Born Sinner.

Be sure to check out Cole’s show in Chicago this fall.

Power Trip

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