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J. Cole Brings The Heat At Billboard 100 Festival

Cole hasn’t released and new material since his 2014 Forest Hills Drive. After sarcastically calling it an “alright” album, the rapper jumps into “Fire Squad” and “Wet Dreamz,” tracks that were pure gold to fans but weren’t conventional singles to the masses.

Cole took a trip back to the classics  “It was hard for me to do these shows ‘cause I had no songs that were popping on the radio,” the rapper said as the instrumental to “Lights Please” played. After fusing it with Erykah Badu’s whispy chorus from The Roots’ 1999 jam, “You Got Me,” the rapper jumps to the Drake-assisted favorite, “In The Morning” with a bunch of gleeful “aww man” comments following. “G.O.M.D” collectively brought everyone out of their feelings and into a frenzy

““Can’t Get Enough,” “Work Out,” “Planez,” “Crooked Smile” and “Power Trip” came after the rapper toyed with the emotions of the crowd by giving an abrupt goodbye. It also wasn’t a true Cole show without any words of wisdom. Before performing “Love Yourz,” he confesses the message behind the closing song of the aforementioned album. “I grew up a lot, became a man during that s**t,” he said. “I wrote if for me but I feel like it could help somebody out here too.”

Let’s just say Jcole ended the night pretty well!

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