The steady tour grind is grueling for artists who are hitting 30 or more cities in a month. So what do artists do to unwind in between shows? Play sports, of course. In the case of J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana, they pull out the portable rim and play a round of basketball.
The lineup for Lollapalooza 2012 has been announced, and while the majority of the artists performing fall under the rock genre, there are a handful of pop and hip-hop stars slated to take the stage. Dev, J. Cole and Haley Reinhart are just a few of the names included on the bill for Lollapalooza 2012, which is being held at Grant Park in Chicago, Ill. on August 3-5.
Rapper J. Cole returned to his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. on Thursday to launch his annual Dreamville Weekend, which is named after his record label that he started when he was in college. The Roc Nation artist was honored with his own holiday as Cumberland County Commissioner Charles Evans officially proclaimed March 1, 2012, as "J. Cole Day."
After securing a gold-selling debut album ('Cole World: The Sideline Story') and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, J. Cole reached another milestone today (Feb. 22): he accumulated two million followers on Twitter. In celebration of that social-media feat, the 'Work Out' rapper released a free downloadable track called 'Grew Up Fast.'