J. Cole's Dollar & A Dream Tour - Grand Central, Miami

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Check out Crossfade's full 57-photo slideshow from J. Cole's Dollar & A Dream Tour.

J. Cole's Dollar & A Dream Tour
Grand Central, Miami
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Better Than: Anything else you could do in Miami for a dollar. And most full-priced concerts.

"Dreamville in this motherfucker!"

It cost $1 to get in, but only J. Cole's most ardent followers made it through the front doors of downtown Miami's Grand Central for the Dollar & A Dream tour.

And after an entire day of standing in line, getting toasted by the scorching sun, these fans were ready to party.

See also: J. Cole in Miami: "Police Won't Let Us Do a Second Show," Over 1000 People Turned Away

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Photo by Karli Evans
Check out Crossfade's full 57-photo slideshow from J. Cole's Dollar & A Dream Tour.

J. Cole's Dreamville signee Bas opened the show and had everybody rocking along with him from the moment he spit his first bar. He warmed up the crowd by performing tracks from his recent album, Last Winter, and the compilation mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers.

At one point during his set, Bas brought out Dreamville's newest artist, Cozz, who performed his song "Dreams." The rapper's first single has been buzzing on the Internet ever since Cole tweeted the video out to his 5.37 million followers last month.

Bas' killer set would've been headlining material at GC on a normal night, but this was not a normal night, because Cole, who usually performs in much bigger venues, had something special in mind for the five-year anniversary of his breakthrough album, The Warm Up.

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Photo by Karli Evans

After Bas and Cozz slipped backstage, the crowd got hyped as the band set up its instruments. And when the lights dimmed and the music started, the screams became ear-splitting. But J. Cole was nowhere to be seen.

The rapper's voice came from somewhere off stage: "You ever prayed for something your whole life?"

Fans recognized the opening words of The Warm Up's intro track and cheered in approval. Then, Cole made his way onto the stage to enthusiastic cheers as he spoke the words that he'd written before becoming an international rap star.

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Photo by Karli Evans

See also: J. Cole: Five Reasons He Doesn't Suck

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Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music


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