The reviews seemed to be mixed for J. Cole’s overall performance so far for the ‘Born Sinner’ tour.
All that aside…I’ve seen Jay-Z live, I’ve seen Kendrick live & if it is any consolation, I’ve seen Drake live. I have never seen so much passion from a performance until I unexpectedly got a free ticket to a J. Cole concert. I’ve never felt something so real from a stage to thousands of fans. It was surprising actually as my expectations were that he would be mellow, but he excelled my opinion outta the roof top of Hammersmith. Yes, that’s his act…was it still real? Yes. Underneath the glitz of the stage, chat of women & weed…he was unintentionally sharing a piece of his life with us. When he performed ‘Rich Niggaz,’ my eyes were purely focused on Jermaine with emotion, as the start of his show he said he ‘hadn’t learned from yesterday’ drinking the Henny said with charisma. Yet he raps in the song how Henny doesn’t really heal the pain no more; this is the mind of a tortured soul who made pain into the best songs that he could. He’s all natural. He had the personal touch to his show when taking requests & luckily I yelled ‘Is She Gon Pop?’ which he has never performed live & did for the first time on 2/12/13. My only regret is that I was seated, I would happily see him next year at the O2 arena…waiting front row. I hope he will bring the same energy because it’s priceless.
I hope the L&S team have an appetite after our soon to be coming up photo shoot. Meat Liquor is the burger joint to eat in London.
Track of the day - Grindin’
5am listening to the homie troyave while adding the last final changes to the new collection.