J. Cole treated fans to a weekend concert fit for any budget. The “Dollar and a Dream” show hit Roseland Ballroom in New York City Saturday night, with tickets costing only a buck.
Cole lit up the stage with rookie energy, but fans cheered him on like he’s already a veteran.
As he performed tracks spanning The Warm Up to The Sideline Story, the crowd recited his lyrics right back at him. During his encore, he gave a shout out to everything fans threw up, from St. John’s sweaters to Yankee fitteds. He threw up the Roc-A-Fella Records/Roc Nation sign before the lights went down, causing a sea of diamonds in the audience.
Hip Hop’s freshman and fans alike are clearly celebrating the release of his first album, The Sideline Story, in stores Tuesday.
Watch performance clips of “God’s Gift/Mr. Nice Watch” and “Grown Simba” below.