It’s the 4th quarter, you’re down by 2 and the game is on the line, who better to pass the ball to for the game winning shot other than Grammy award winning, label owner, and hip-hop Icon Jermaine Lamarr Cole aka J. Cole.
After a two year live performance hiatus Cole returns to Capital One Arena in Washington DC Monday (Oct 4th) for the 8th stop along his highly anticipated nationwide outing The Off-Season Tour. The tour features frequent collaborator 21 Savage, upcoming Dreamville artist Morray, and rising comedian/social media star Druski. No surprise that the 20,000+ capacity venue was filled to the rafters with anxious Cole stans chanting “Dreamville, Dreamville, Dreamville!” in-between each openers set. The stadium was on fire quite literally and figuratively.
Watch the official music video for “Punchin’ The Clock” by J. Cole on YouTube:
Watch the official music video for “A Lot” by 21 Savage ft. J. Cole on YouTube:
On a night when officially the “bars are back in town” Cole’s lyrical prowess continues to be in rare form, connecting his accessible stories of personal struggles and conscious personal elevation with fans who see themselves in the rapper virtuoso. Undoubtedly reserving his place on the Mt. Rushmore of hip-hop.
Below are images from a night with J. Cole and family at Capital One Arena on Oct 4, 2021. All images and words copyright and courtesy of Shedrick Pelt (www.sdotpdotmedia.com)!