Around 11 a.m., even before J. Cole officially announced (at 1:14 p.m.via Twitter) the Miami location for his Dollar & Dream tour, there were hundreds of hip-hop heads queuing up outside of downtown hangout Grand Central.
Obviously, there had been a breach of secrecy. Someone snitched. A leak was sprung. "Somehow a few fans guessed the location correctly," Ibrahim Hamad of Cole's Dreamville crew tells Crossfade. And after the North Carolina rapper revealed that GC was indeed the venue for the $1 show, it became a total mob scene.
The cops arrived to control the crowd. "Overall it was about 3000 people there that lined up to catch the show," Hamad says. And soon, J. Cole confirmed that the "police won't let us do a second show."