“It’s time,” J. Cole tweeted before deleting. The North Carolina rapper replaced the cryptic tweet with the announcement of a surprise concert at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre tonight (April 16).
A tight-lipped Cole tweeted a purple flyer, which reads: “No phones, no cameras, no bags, no press list, no guest list.” The event is billed as “first come first serve,” with doors opening at 6 p.m.
Cole just changed his social media avatars to blank purple backgrounds and some speculate this is all part of an album rollout. If so, it will be Cole’s first full-length album since 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only.