J. Cole finished strong on his Forest Hill Drive tour by bringing his run to a close in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC. Always the crowd pleaser, Cole treated his city to two very special guests: Drake and Jay Z. Calling Cole his “family,” Drake looked eager as ever, energetically running through “Know Yourself” and an unheard, new verse before ending with “Back To Back.” With the way the crowd’s chiming in on that last, Meek Mill may not have a true fan left in this world.
Cole’s label boss and professional mentor Jay Z showed up as well to make the occasion even more monumental. “He asked like, I wanna say a month-and-a-half ago, he was like ‘Man, you ain’t never did anything for me,” Jay told the crowd. “I just need one thing. I need you to come to my hometown. I need you to show love.’ And I said ‘But of course!’ I want y’all to know he thought about this night for years. He planned this night.”
It’s always lovely when a plan comes together.