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Drake Joins J.Cole On Stage In NYC



    J. Cole and Drake Hit the Stage at the Highline Ballroom

    J. Cole and Drake perform together. (Published Monday, Dec. 6, 2010)

    Rivalry? Didn't seem that way when Drake took the stage alongside J. Cole at the Highline Ballroom Sunday night. The two MCs are often compared, but the pair have silenced rumors of any tension with their recent string of performances.

    Drake surprised concertgoers when he showed up to perform "In the Morning" - a song off Cole's latest mixtape "Friday Night Lights." This marks the second time ina week the two have performed the song.

    The crowd erupted when Drake hit the stage. But the duo wasn't done, Drake then performed "Up All Night" at the request of Cole who joked about Drake's quick stage exits.

    Rapper Red Cafe also made a special appearance and pleased the crowd with a rendition of "I'm Ill".

    Another crowd favorite was super producer Sean "The Pen" Garrett who's known for his Midas touch. Having written and produced number one hits for Beyonce and Usher to name a few; Garrett is now slated to release his own album in January. He performed a medley of his hits including Beyonce's "Diva", Mario's "Break-up", Usher's "Papers" and his own "Get It All" featuring Nicki Minaj.

    Wooing the ladies for most of his set, Garrett pulled one lucky female fan onstage to serenade as well as give away a Louis Vuitton bag.

    But the night belonged to J. Cole who mesmerized the crowd with songs like "Higher", "Dolla and a Dream" and "Blowup". He had the audience throwing up the Roc diamond, chanting "Who Dat" and rapping every word to every verse. It was truly Cole's world.

    If you missed Sunday's concert, no worries. You can catch the J. Cole and Drake performance on NBCNewYork.com. And if you have the money to spend, you can see the two tour together in Europe in January.

    Check back later this week for Nonstop Sound's interview with J.Cole on NBCNewYork.com.