By Natasha Lucas
Photography By Randy Grice
Rapper J. Cole performed live Saturday evening October 1, at Revolution Live, in Fort Lauderdale. Jermaine Lamarr Cole goes by the stage name . J. Cole. And he issigned to Jay-Z‘s record label Roc Nation.
The original date for the “Cole World Tour” was postponed, from September 11, and pushed back do to his injury from a sprained ankle.
As the doors opened at 7 p.m., ample of fans were walking into the venue with J. Cole posters and t-shirts to symbolize their appreciation for the artist. The fans excitement permeated the building as they became impatient and started to chant the young artist’s name. There were well over 1,100 fans that were in attendance for the concert.
It was undoubtedly just regular fans that were waiting to perceive a show, but also other celebrities as well. Actress Taraji P. Henson made an appearance on stage and waved to the crowd minutes before the show started and took her place as a fan to enjoy the show.
As the artist appeared on stage, the anticipated crowd was roaring with enthusiasm. J. Cole performed many songs from his mix-tape “Friday Night Lights” like “Who Dat” and songs from his debut album Cole World: the Sideline Story like “Work out.”
College students from all over Florida Came to Ft. Lauderdale just to see him perform. J. Cole his fans with a satisfying show.
“This being my third time seeing him,” said Florida International University student Desiree Tizon, “I felt he had a lot more stage presence. I loved seeing him perform tracks from his new album.”
J. Cole was less active on stage than usual do to his injury and had to wear a medical boot to protect his sprain ankle. And, he had to take a seat several times during his performance. Yet, the concert was well worth the wait to his South Florida fans.