J.Cole heads to Little Caesars Arena amid rumors of Kendrick Lamar collab

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Detroit has played an unsuspecting role in J. Cole’s 2018 chart-topping record KOD, which he dropped by surprise in April. The first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label in 2010, the 33-year-old rapper has said that KOD was conceived shortly after taking in Kendrick Lamar's Detroit performance last year. (This appearance furthered rumors of a possible joint album from the two rappers and according to a recent interview with New York's Power 105.1, isn't totally out of the question.) 

KOD'S COVER ART BY DETROIT ARTIST SIXMAU
  • KOD's cover art by Detroit artist Sixmau
For the album’s artwork — a painting which depicts children indulging in lean, pills, and cocaine, with the tagline, “This album is in no way intended to glorify addiction” — J.Cole enlisted young Detroit artist Sixmau. This time around, J. Cole will headline and dish out some inspiration with support from Jaden Smith.


J. Cole will perform wsg Jaden Smith starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at Little Caesars Arena; 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com; Tickets are $59.50+.

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