J. Cole closed out Power 106’s Cali Christmas concert at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Friday (Dec. 5) with a performance of his old singles and a cut from his forthcoming 2014 Forest Hills Drive album.
The 29-year-old rapper's stage run featured “Nobody’s Perfect,” “She Knows,” “Crooked Smile,” “Power Trip,” “Can’t Get Enough” and “Fire Squad,” the new heat from his upcoming third release.
Even though it’s been out for less than a week, most of the crowd knew all of the words to “Fire Squad,” and had already copped the new album, which leaked late last week. “Make some noise if you already got that 2014 Forest Hills Drive on you right now,” Cole said amid cheers from the audience. “Police, arrest all them motherf***ers that just screamed, that means they stole my s**t!”
He was only kidding of course. “This album that’s coming on Tuesday (Dec. 9), it’s some s**t that's gon’ live forever. I promise ya’ll,” the North Carolina native assured fans.
Along with performing solo, Cole brought out Paris-born, Queens-raised rapper Bas, the first artist signed to his imprint Dreamville Records imprint.
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