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J. Cole's A Dollar and a Dream concert 

June 12, 2013 - At around 11 a.m., rapper J. Cole tweeted the venue where he would be performing later that night. But even before this tweet, fans lined up in front of Center Stage on West Peachtree Street as early as 3 a.m. the previous day. They stood outside in the 90-degree weather to pay only a dollar to see the rapper perform. Security at Center Stage estimated 760 people lined up outside before the doors opened. Inside the air was thick as fans waited for J. Cole to grace the stage. The North Carolina rapper sparked a mini tour in conjunction with his newest album, Born Sinner, out June 18.
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Lindsey Lawson reads One in a Million while waiting for the doors to open at Center Stage.
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Security guard Stacey informs the crowd that they need to move back because they will only get in one by one.
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A crowd waits for the doors to open at Center Stage. An estimated 760 stood outside in the 90-degree weather to see J. Cole.
Using the railing for support, a young woman fans herself with a newspaper. Temperatures reached more than 90 degrees.
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Security guard Jerry "Tiny" E. allows people through the Center Stage doors in a single-file line 15 minutes before 8 p.m.
Fans raised the "Roc" symbol with anticipation of J. Cole coming out on stage. J. Cole is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
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J. Cole performs at Center Stage.
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Fans rap along as J. Cole performs some of his early work.
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J.Cole performs at Center Stage.
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J. Cole holds one of the many bras that fans threw at him while performing. "I ain't gonna lie, this [gesture] is real sexy," he said.
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J. Cole performs at Center Stage.
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J. Cole listens as his fans sing along to the song.
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After the show, J. Cole jumped off stage, shook hands, and spoke with his fans.
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Lindsey Lawson reads One in a Million while waiting for the doors to open at Center Stage.
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