J. Cole Premieres 'god’S Gift' At Toronto Concert
Roc Nation’s hottest prospect, J. Cole, warmed up ahead of the September 26 release of his first official album, 'Cole World: The Sideline Story', with a concert at Sound Academy in Toronto over the weekend...
The concert was the sixth date of Cole’s epic four-month long world tour, 'Cole World... World Tour' – which hits UK shores later this autumn. During the concert, the rapper treated his Canadian fans to the first live performance of 'God’s Gift', a track from his much-hyped album.
'God’s Gift' talks about Cole’s rise from being a struggling unknown rapper, who had to deal with rejection from major music moguls – including his mentor, Jay-Z – to finally hitting the big time two years later when he signed to Jigga’s Roc Nation label and appeared on ‘A Star Is Born’ from Hov’s 2009 platinum-selling album, 'The Blueprint 3'.
The track was met with a positive reaction from his fans in Toronto, who cheered as he rapped: "Jigga wouldn’t even take my CD when he see me, two years later bitch we made it on to ‘The Blueprint'."
Words: Stephen Almond (@LFCSteAL)
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