What a banging weekend in South Africa all thanks to the magnificent J.Cole, believe me when I say this guy takes story telling through rap to another level. He has to be one of the most unorthodox rappers out there, he isn’t covered in bling from head to toe and doesn’t rap about selling drugs all day. His lyrics take you on a special journey and reminds you that money can never take the place of genuine love and happiness. Before he got on stage though, we got to enjoy the sounds of some of the best local hip hop artists to come out of SA recently. The guy that stood out for me most had to be Nasty C who I foresee is going to be the new “Prince” of Hip-Hop in SA, trust me on this one this kid is going to go far. Other performances included the likes of Emtee who is nominated for a BET Award go and vote for him and lets bring this one home, Kwesta who currently holds one of the biggest tracks of 2016 , Fifi Cooper and many other awesome artists.
When J.Cole finally lit up the stage he opened with “A Tale of Citiez,” a track which talks about him always dreaming about becoming rich as a child and how he was determined to make that dream come true. Within that he makes the point that you either take or you get taken from. He then went on to perform songs “Apparently”, “Wet Dreamz” from his album Forest Hills Drive with a super touching performance of “Love Yourz”. For the die hard fans he went on to perform classics like “Blow Up”, “Lights Please”, Crooked Smile (Our Favourite), “Power Trip” and more. Being the amazing storyteller that he is he went on to end the night on a beautiful note with a performance of “Note to Self.” The entire concert felt like something straight out of a blockbuster movie, it was extraordinary. It was worth every penny and undoubtedly one of the best International concerts I have ever attended. Hopefully now that he knows that SA is WOKE he will make his way back here soon!
Here are some pictures and videos from the show hope you enjoy! HAPPY MONDAY!!