J. Cole is taking his art to the next level onstage with his 57-city world tour and on the small screen with HBO’s 4 Your Eyez Only. Titled after his recent release, the documentary tells the complicated stories of black southerners through his music and interviews. J. Cole is a contemporary, mainstream rapper who's smart about how he conveys his personal convictions. He knows the world is watching, and he’s taking full advantage of his voice. You can hear it singing his radio tunes at the American Airlines Arena this Monday, along with Aril Lennox, J.I.D., and Bas. 8 p.m. Monday at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786- 777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $45 to $306.
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