VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz concert series got off to a stellar start last night as J. Cole made temperatures rise with a sizzling set at Queens College! Obviously the rap star brought the the house down with his hit “Crooked Smile,” but that just scratches the surface of his unforgettable performance.
Who’s the next artist to rock VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? Game day might turn into pay day for the region hosting the Super Bowl, and one of music’s prolific legends passes away.
There are only seven days left until the Big Game, but you don’t need to wait that long for excitement. VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz starts THIS Monday with live music every night from a different venue throughout NYC + NJ. It all kicks off with J. Cole on Monday…
You’re probably ready for some football, but are you ready for VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? We sure hope so, because we’re about to dropkick six nights of awesome live music your way! The starting lineup has finally been announced, and you’re in for one heck of a tail-gating party leading up to the big game. Kick off takes place on Monday, January 27th with J.Cole in Queens, followed by Janelle Monáe playing the Bronx, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, TLC in Manhattan, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey on Super Bowl Saturday.
When J. Cole‘s album, Born Sinner, dropped in June, the music world took notice. The 28-year-old’s second LP elevated his status in the hip-hop community and has been praised for its high production value and epic storytelling. Cole reveals the meaning and origin of Born Sinner track “Crooked Smile” in his Life & Rhymes special with MTV, as well as takes us along on trip to his old neighborhood.
Finally, the most talked about moment from the 2013 Do Something! Awards is available for you to watch over and over again! Of course, there were a bevy of highlights during VH1′s annual awards show that aired back on July 31, but none that caused the kind of social media uproar as when surprise guest Jennifer Hudson teamed up with hip-hop’s newest superstar, J. Cole, for a moving performance of Cole’s anthem of empowerment, “Crooked Smile.”
J. Cole hits the VH1 stage at tonight’s 2013 Do Something Awards, honoring celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kelly Osbourne, LL COOL J and Patrick Dempsey for their amazing social change leadership. We caught up with the Roc Nation prince during rehearsals to get the details on his recently announced tour, artists he has his eye on, and what it was like to be partying with Jigga, Justin Timberlake, and Nas the other night.
Remember that little sales competition between Kanye West and J. Cole? Well it’s not over yet. Yeezus falls to Born Sinner as “Blurred Lines” continues to dominate the singles chart as SoundScanner investigates: