Two nights ago, J. Cole, one of the freshest new faces to hip hop took the stage at his very own first solo show in London in KOKO. A sold out concert, where he entertained hundreds of fans who bought tickets just to see him perform, despite the fact he was touring and opening up shows for Drake all around the UK.
The show began with DJ Semtex warming the crowd up with tunes that set the atmosphere right that night, unlike most shows where crowds impatiently wait, everyone was either dancing or singing along before the show started
This show was predicted to be ‘Legendary’ and that’s exactly what it was. That night everyone was pleased with his setlist, as he performed songs for the ‘OG’s’ like ‘The Last Call’ and ‘Dead Presidents’ from the ‘The Come Up’ and ‘The Warm Up’ mixtape to songs for those who may have just heard of him through ‘Friday Nigh Lights’
From his punch line verse in ‘Beautiful Bliss’ to ‘Grown Simba’, a song which gained a huge reception from the fans the new addition to Roc Nation, undoubtedly tried his best to perform as many songs of all three mixtapes as possible. The biggest buzz came from ‘Blow up’, ‘In the Morning’, ‘Who Dat’, ‘All I want is You’, ‘Premeditated Murder’ and ‘Lights Please’ where everyone rapped along, sang along or even screamed along. Either way many fans definitely lost their voices that night.
J.Cole proved that a star was born as fans clapped along when he spat his verse from the song ‘A Star is Born’. Later During the show J.cole was joined to the stage by rapper Omen and performed ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Relaxation’.
Without a single nor an album out the rapper himself seemed stunned when he looked and gazed into the crowd and saw the reaction of love he was getting. He even took to his Twitter later that night said.
‘London tonight was incredible. Maybe the best. What more can I say’
After the show was over J.Cole came back and performed over two encores including ‘Villematic’ what else could we have asked for? The rapper not only made history that night but made that day a Cole world.