Day N Vegas Festival 2022, With J. Cole, SZA, And Travis Scott, Has Been Cancelled

Since it first began in 2019, Day N Vegas had been establishing itself as one of the marquee hip-hop and R&B music festivals in the country — one that can stand up to the growing influence of the many Rolling Loud properties around the world. The 2022 edition of Day N Vegas was slated to be the first major US festival performance for Travis Scott following last year’s Astroworld tragedy. But now, it’ll all have to wait, as Day N Vegas 2022 has been cancelled.

Previously scheduled to go down from September 2nd – 4th at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds with headliners J. Cole, SZA and Scott, festival organizers announced today that due to, “A combination of logistics, timing and production issues,” they are forced to cancel the festival. The full statement from Day N Vegas reads as follows:

We’re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and production issues have forced us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022. The refund process will begin immediately, and funds will appear back to your account within the next 2-4 weeks. All orders will be refunded to the credit card used to complete purchase. If you purchased a festival pass(es) via AXS and have questions about the refund process, please contact AXS via For Fuse Hotel Package support, please visit for more info.

Also scheduled to perform, were acts like 21 Savage, Baby Keem, H.E.R., Jhene Aiko, Jorja Smith, Joji, Playboi Carti, Summer Walker, Pusha T, and more.

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

The Best Rap Verses of 2022 (So Far)

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  • Lil Baby, “In A Minute”

  • Reason, “1st Quarter”

  • Ransom, “Circumstances”

  • Young Dro, “Here On In”

  • Dom Kennedy, “CORSA”

  • Leikeli47, “Carry Anne”

  • Nick Grant, LA Leakers Freestyle

  • Chance the Rapper, “The Highs & The Lows”

  • Denzel Curry, “The Ills”

  • Omeretta the Great, “Sorry Not Sorry”

  • Vince Staples, “The Beach”

  • BabyTron, “Manute Bol”

  • billy woods, “Remorseless”

  • Nicki Minaj, “Blick Blick”

  • Quelle Chris, “Nynex”

  • Lupe Fiasco, “Ms Mural”

  • 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”

  • Navy Blue, “So Tired You Can’t Stop Dreaming”

  • Conway the Machine, “Tyson vs Ali”

  • JID, “Home (Remix)”

  • Benny the Butcher, “10 More Commandments”

  • Jay-Z, “Neck & Wrist”

  • Pusha-T, “Just So You Remember”

  • Cardi B, “Shake It”

  • Tyler, the Creator, “Cash In Cash Out”

  • J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”

  • Che Noir, “Communion”

  • Kendrick Lamar, “Mother I Sober”

  • Malice, “I Pray For You”

  • Drake, “Churchill Downs”

SOHH’s Recap Of The Governor’s Ball 2022

Governor's Ball

In a post-pandemic world full of different music festivals,  the main focus is usually appealing to one specific genre of music fans or a particular age group. Governors Ball 2022 took it by the reigns and threw that idea out the window.  With a star-studded lineup boasting the generational icon Kid Cudi, pop music princess […]

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J. Cole Schools Fans On Persistence In Interview With Jazzy World

J. Cole and Jazzy

J. Cole was interviewed by a 12-year-old Jazzy World last weekend at Governors Ball in NYC. Jazzy was noticed by interviewing on the spot for Jay Z as he walked out of the store.  J. Cole and Jazzy started the conversation by relating to patiently waiting for Jay Z on two occasions. The main topic […]

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Lil Durk Dismisses Drake And J. Cole On The Basketball Court After Getting The LeBron James Co-Sign

Lil Durk has had a highly successful last few years and his confidence matches the accolades. While his mettle in music isn’t to be denied, his skills on the basketball court are also well-documented as well. After an April episode of The Shop on HBO, he received one of the biggest co-signs any non-professional basketball player can receive in the form of praise from LeBron James. “Lil Durk can hoop,” King James said. “He can hoop for real. Man, he [at] Lifetime hooping. He got a f****** cannon, too. He got a peel, and he look like a mothaf*cker that can [ball].”

TMZ had a second to speak with “The Voice” at LAX this past Wednesday (June 15) and Durk took it a step further by calling out two of the most prominent figures in his primary sport, who also have an affinity for basketball themselves: three-time SBL champion Drake and new professional hooper J. Cole.

“[Drake’s] my dog, but he ain’t gon’ play us though,” the “Refugee” rapper said. “[LeBron] knows I’m the best ever. Tell your f*cking children.” He had similar energy for Cole. “I know I can, I just told you that I’m the best ever,” he affirmed. “[That’s] my boy, but I’d dunk that sh*t on [J. Cole].” Time will tell if these matchups will ever occur, but Lil Durk doesn’t seem too worried about how they will go.

Check out Durk’s boastful comments to TMZ above.

J. Cole’s Interview With Kid Journalist Jazzy Is Both Adorable And Insightful

Twelve-year-old Jazlyn Guerra, aka Jazzy, is a hustler on the non-stop grind. You might remember seeing her interview with Jay-Z last November on the streets of her native New York, where her youthful exuberance coaxed some words of wisdom from Hov about what it takes to be successful. Well, she’s at it again as the latest guest on her Jazzy’s World TV YouTube channel is J. Cole.

Jazzy met up with Cole backstage at last weekend’s Governor’s Ball Festival and wasted no words in cutting straight to the chase with Cole. Bubbly, but beyond composed, Jazzy’s first question to the rapper was about persistence. “Why is persistence so important… no matter how many ‘no’s’ you get?” Cole got philosophical with his response:

“Let’s say you want something really bad and you keep trying and you keep trying and you keep trying. And on the 10th try you don’t get it still? And then you say, ‘Uhh… OK, it must be a sign that I need to stop doing what I need to do.’ But what if you didn’t know that on your 11th try you would’ve made it happen and got what you wanted to get? If you really truly love something and you truly believe, you should just do it for the love, and even if you don’t get to where you were trying to go, you’re still doing it for the love.”

“Heck, it might even take like a 1,000 years until you get it, right!?” the spritely Jazzy replied before asking an even harder-hitting question: “You Left North Carolina… How can leaving your hometown or your comfort zone help you mentally?” Cole was floored for a second by this one. “Hoo… that’s a deep question!,” he said, before being incredibly honest once again:

“It’s the fastest way for growth. It’s hard to grow when you’re comfortable. You’re not stretching yourself or your limits. When I left a small city in North Carolina for New York, I was for sure uncomfortable — and just like you interviewing Jay-Z — I felt some nerves. But more importantly, I felt focused and ready for the task.”

“I think that’s really important especially for kids, and everyone else, too,” Jazzy replies. “Because if you step out of your comfort zone, you might learn new skills and gain new hobbies because you stepped out of your comfort zone.”

“How old are you?” Cole asks, clearly impressed by the young journalist. “12 years old,” Jazzy says, before Cole responds, “Yeah! For sure, you got it. You already understand life, so you got it.”

Props to Jazzy for literally embodying the two traits she asked Cole about. Something tells us she’s got some more tricks up her sleeve and she looked ready for the next interview as she signed off, “Until next time, Jazzin out!”

Watch Jazzy’s World TV’s interview with Cole above.

J. Cole Gives A ‘Shout-Out the People of Scarborough’ As He Departs The Shooting Stars To Go On Tour

Last month, it was announced that J. Cole was signing with a professional basketball team for the second time in a year. After his stint with the Rwanda Patriots last summer, Cole decided to take his talents to Canada as he signed with the Scarborough Shooting Stars. Cole played five games with the team, which is a part of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, and during his time with them, he was able to serve as contributing player off the bench as he knocked down a few threes while earning some steals and rebounds in the process.

Despite this, Cole’s time with the Shooting Stars might have just come to an end. After the team’s 99-81 win on Wednesday, in which Cole scored a career-high of six points, the rapper announced that he would be stepping away from the team for an unknown amount of time to fulfill his tour duties. “I was telling the guys in there like, ‘I’m going for these shows, I’m not sure if I’ll be back,’” Cole said in an interview that was shared on the team’s Instagram account. “But just in case, I had to let them know how incredible this was. The players, the coaching staff, the organization, the league, it’s a crazy thing when you see it on paper, when you see what’s actually happening, and they made me feel so welcome.”

Cole also took a moment to show love to the people of Scarborough for the love they showed him over the last few weeks. “I gotta shout-out the people of Scarborough because coming from America, I didn’t really know,” he said. “So I’ve learned so much that the people there feel seen with this basketball team and this league highlighting them.”

He continued, “The people there feel seen and I’m assuming that was not always the cause, so I’m proud to be able to add something to Canada and to this talent that’s in Canada. Those guys are incredible so to be able to get some extra eyes on them is a pleasure.”

You can watch the full interview above.