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By Nicole Rosado
J. Cole returned home to Fayetteville, North Carolina on Thursday (March 1) to kick off a three-day celebration titled “Dreamville Weekend,” in his honor. Cole paid a special visit to his old high school, Terry Standford High, where he grew up playing basketball. He will also be hosting a dinner alongside the mayor and a few celebrity friends for the announcing of an official “J. Cole Day.” On Thursday, Cole tweeted about the festivities, writing “’J. Cole Day’ in Fayetteville today. Dawg, I can't even sleep it's too real. Dreamville Weekend.”
"Dreamville Weekend" will consist of a series of events meant to inspire young people and treat the residents of Fayetteville to an enjoyable time. Cole is not only looking to inspire but to give back to his own community. “I feel like it’s important to show them that there’s a bigger world out there,” the 27 year-old rapper said. A scheduled performance by Cole is set at the Filmore Charlotte for Saturday, March 3.
Next month, there's a new tour in the forecast for Cole. The Roc Nation rapper recently announced “The Campus Consciousness Tour” beginning on April 11, at the University of Rhode Island. The show includes opening performances from BIG K.R.I.T. and is set to hit 13 campuses in 30 days where it will finally conclude on May 3 at the University of New Hampshire.
Also, be sure to look out for his upcoming music video for “Nobody’s Perfect." The Missy Elliot collaboration was featured on Cole's debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story.