J. Cole Rocks Sold Out Crowd in NY

XXL Class of 2010 Freshman J. Cole performed in front of a sold out crowd at S.O.B.’s in New York City last night.

The North Carolina MC was well received and joined on stage by Young Chris of the Young Gunz and later Talib Kweli and Hi Tek.

In a sentimental moment during the show, Cole talked about coming to see Kanye West perform on the same stage seven years ago when he first moved to New York as a college student at St. John’s in 2003. He talked about how privileged he felt to be actually on stage this time around.

During the show, Cole also addressed comparison’s between him and other up and coming artists by spitting, “Apparently some of ya’ll are comparing me/Either you blind as hell, or you don’t care to see/Don’t make me pull the trigga, I think you niggas is daring me/You’ll fuck around and get your new favorite rapper embarrassed see/I’m the supplier of that fire and that kerosene/Don’t want to make a scene/Those ain’t no shots fired/Just know the that the shit I’m droppin take you a lot higher.”

After exiting the stage, Cole returned for an encore performance of a new song “Who Dat.” [Watch Below] After the show was all said and done the rookie went on Twitter to share his thoughts on the evening. He tweeted: “Sound like some wack ass prom line, but… I’ll never forget this night. NYC SOB’s. Peace”

The next stop on J. Cole’s college tour will be Thursday (April 1) at Hampton University. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • yeayeayea

    he kept sayin cole world. is that the name of the album? or is it the blow up?

  • http://www.doinalright.com ROX ONE

    Apparently some of ya’ll are comparing me/Either you blind as hell, or you don’t care to see/Don’t make me pull the trigga, I think you niggas is daring me/You’ll fuck around and get your new favorite rapper embarrassed see/I’m the supplier of that fire and that kerosene/Don’t want to make a scene/Those ain’t no shots fired/Just know the that the shit I’m droppin take you a lot higher.”

    I hope this was off the top…..

  • hate

    son is for real.

    no hype man or anyone helping him with the song.

    believe me, shit is difficult to run through a whole live set by yourself.

    when you a real ill writer you don’t concern yourself with how what you’ve written will sound live. and more often than not, intricute rhymers have trouble performing live because they don’t factor in how difficult it is to spit 2+ verses and possibly a hook full of crazy syllables while running around a stage.

    thats why nas is a better lyricist than jay but he never sounds as good live. jay even took it a step further since the black album by writing songs specifically designed to be performed live.

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    Lol, some people must have backstage passes and talk to the artists firsthand to get some of this info they post on XXL.

    J. Cole is dope, must be an amazing feel to sell out an audience where Kanye performed.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      SOB’s is kind of a small venue, not to throw shots. Backstage/dressing room is the basement.

      I’m glad to see XXL putting their hand back into the artist promotion thing by sponsoring shows.

      • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

        Good look, my guy. Wasn’t familiar with it.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “when you a real ill writer you don’t concern yourself with how what you’ve written will sound live. and more often than not, intricute rhymers have trouble performing live because they don’t factor in how difficult it is to spit 2+ verses and possibly a hook full of crazy syllables while running around a stage.

    thats why nas is a better lyricist than jay but he never sounds as good live. jay even took it a step further since the black album by writing songs specifically designed to be performed live.”

    ^ TRUTH

  • graves

    This man, this man right here the crown awaits this man.

  • http://K1ngEljay.com K1ng Eljay

    “Where yo chain at? I guess it’s somethin like yo girl, nigga it ain’t came yet…”

    YOOOOOO….

    LMFAO…

    J. Cole is that nigga. Hands down. lol

  • BooRae

    IF THE MEDIA AND/OR OTHER RAPPERS SAY A NEW RAP DUDE IS HOT, SPIT FIRE AND IS THE NEXT BIG THING, SO WILL THE MASSES…BLACK DUDES AND ANY OTHER CAT THAT’S N2 RAP… THEN ARGUMENTS START…
    NOW, YOU TELL ME THAT TELEVISION AND THE MEDIA DOES NOT HAVE A DIRECT EFFECT ON PEOPLE…EVEN GROWN MEN…ESPECIALLY GROWN BLACK GUYS. MARKETING IS AN ENTITY ALL IN ITS SELF. THE SAME THINGS ARE BEING SAID ABOUT EVERY NEW RAPPER & SO FAR EVERY NEW RAPPER SUCKS MAJORLY. WHEN WILL THIS MESS END?! WHEN WILL THE REAL MUSIC START TO PLAY? MUSIC THAT UPLIFTS THE PEOPLE THAT LISTEN TO IT…

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    JAY DIDNT WRITE THE VERSE… NO SIR! ^ FUCK WHAT YOU TALKIN j COLE CAN SPIT. THIS NIGGA GRADUATED AT THE TOP OF HIS CLASS AT ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY.

  • q461

    J Cole is dope. real lyricist. Can’t wait for the debut album.. this kid is the future

  • SoNC(252)

    Yea J.Cole definetly a real spitter; been on all his underground shit since day one!! He’s one of the most talented but he doesnt get dat shine but you all can hear he’s da future!! North Carolina is coming for dat rap crown; good look for the home team my nigga!!!

  • sparkcity911

    Son shit is nice…..for some reason i wanna see my man win…..Long as he keep it 1000 shit will branch out…SOUTH CRAKK GOT YOU..

  • DizNiz

    Show was sick…. his DJ is the truth too i think he name is DJ Ib… Cant wait for the next one…

  • E-Hustle

    When he talks about comparisons he is referring to Drake. Only shit they have in common is they are light skinned and new artist. That’s it.
    I think this dude is aight, but he may be great and not get his shin because the common commerical fans will say he is a knock off of Drake because of his appearance.
    Maybe it’s just me, but that is how I look at it. He is going to have to show some personality and charisma to seperate himself because based off this video I don’t hear anything that has got me like “DAMN, this nigga the truth”.
    He can rap, but it’s gonna take more than that to have success in this current shitty music industry. I wish the nigga well. Rep us light skinned niggaz on the mic yo! lol!

    • RDS

      Please stop asking questions and download “The Come Up” and “The Warm Up”. J. Cole is THAT dude. And I NEVER say that about anybody.

      -R

  • 919RuffRaleigh^

    I tried tellin’ people about Cole…i just left Raleigh and live in the Ville now and hardly anyone knows who he is..aint that some shit? dude is puttin’ us on the map and you’re still sittin’ there ridin’ gucci and wayne’s dick..anyways North Cak^

    One Love

  • E-Hustle

    @919, why should we know him? Only thing most of us know is he is signed to Roc Nation and he had a guest verse on BP3.
    He doesn’t have nothing official out on rotation for an upcoming album so you can’t say anyone is sleeping on him.
    He sounds aight, but his flow is not too different from anyon else that’s recently came into the game.
    What is his story? It’s more than just rapping about nothing. Because in this video, all he is saying is Cole World. Da fuck? He sound aight, but that’s it.
    As for Gucci, that nigga some ass. How he gets airplay and props is beyond me! This dude is one of the worst of all-times on the mic.

    All I want right now is that Relapse2 shit. Com’on Em. Drop that shit.

  • http://www.candidbackshots.com CandidBackShotS

    yeah J cole is the truth. i wish they wuld play that song of his called “turn off the lights” that sh*t is so bangin! listen to that song and cuz thats one example of why JCole has that extra talented quality that seperates him from the other new cats out.