Last week, J. Cole brought his second annual Dollar and a Dream tour to New York, playing an almost-free Highline Ballroom gig for fans willing to wait a few hours on the street. Cole tweeted the location in the afternoon and rewarded those who came by playing tracks from his break-out mixtape, 2009's The Warm-Up.
A few days later, after seeing the photos Rolling Stone shot, Cole added captions to the final images: "Me. Probably stressed because we picked a venue that was too small. Wanted all these shows to be super intimate, but 7,000 people in line compared to 800 person capacity = fuck."