J.Cole and A$AP Rocky held things down across the pond last night at Radio 1′s annual Big Weekend music festival. In the clip above Cole performs his gold seller “Power Trip.” After the jump, Rocky recites “Wild For The Night”.
Meet Ibrahim Hamad. Around these parts, we call him Ib. Ib is Jermaine’s right hand man and sets off the third installment of Cole’s Born Sinner vlog. In this vignette, he talks about pushing Cole’s music in Queens and going head to head with Kanye. Album drops June 18th.
Sans Miguel Hogan, Jermaine and The Roots dimmed the lights low and gave a live performance of his radio rotator on Jimmy Fallon’s stage. Born Sinner June 18.
“Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date.
I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought.”
”It’s not necessarily a church theme and it’s not really about church. I like my album themes to be metaphors because it gives me the freedom to speak about something else that’s going on in my life, so the Born Sinner thing is not about church, it’s not even about religion. It’s using that as canvas to get other messages across and that’s what the album will be.”
Still haven’t gotten to know Kay? Well today, J.Cole launched his Born Sinner web series and in the first episode, his mom Kay Cole, speaks on her son retiring her from the Post Office. That makes for one helluva Mother’s Day gift. Born Sinner drops June 25th.
Kendrick’s college tour continued last night at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. During his set, he brought out the home state’s very own for a performance of “Power Trip”.