Thursday, July 8, 2010
“Clap For Em…
I love living in Miami, but for a music junkie like me, it’s hard to hear about “secret shows”, and “guest appearances” in other cities by artists that I dig. J. Cole is no exception. The hubby put me on to J. Cole about a year and a half ago, and sent me The Warm Up when it dropped.
Best thing I could say… “that kid is dope” *BBD voice*
So for the past year, he’s been performing here, there and everywhere, but I had YET to see him! (If he’s made an appearance in Miami in the past year more than once, please correct me!)
Thanks to the fact that his spotlight is getting brighter, I finally had an opportunity to go check him out live. At Mansion. Yes. The nightclub. Womp.
I don’t hate Mansion, but I pretty much despise going to clubs to see LIVE music. The show always starts late, half to the majority of people aren’t there to see the artist, there’s RARELY a live band in attendance, and the performance is guaranteed to be short. THIS was no exception.
The Mr. and I were determined as ever to go see J. Cole perform. Needless to say, the performance started a quarter past 2am, half the people there were like “Who is that!? Where is LeBron?!” (who had just made his big announcement a few hours earlier), No live band (Although DJ Effect WAS rockin’!), and he only performed 2.5 songs.