J. Cole opens the show with hit song “Window Pain (Outro)” at the Schottenstein Center on Sept. 23. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor Popular rapper J. Cole performed in Columbus, joined by EarthGang, Jaden Smith and Young Thug for the latest stop on his “KOD” tour at the Schottenstein Center Sunday night. I’ve always been a casual fan of J. Cole, but his latest album, “KOD,” has become one of my favorite albums released this year, so my expectations were pretty high going into the show. However, before Cole hit the stage, his opening acts made sure to keep over 17,000 concertgoers on their feet the entire show. Hip-hop duo EarthGang’s set included performances of “Meditate” and “Up,” and a surprise appearance from Cole’s alter ego, “kiLL Edward,” clad in an all-black mask and hoodie. Jaden Smith opens for J. Cole’s KOD tour at the Schottenstein Center on Sept. 23. Credit: Amal … [Read more...] about Concert Review: J. Cole brings inspiring messages to Columbus on “KOD” tour
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There are hundreds of artists worth seeing in concert and J. Cole is just one of the many. Luckily the tour of his latest release, “KOD” hit Denver on Sept. 10 at the Pepsi Center. Cole had a surprise album called “KOD” that dropped on 4/20 this year. Soon after the “KOD” tour was announced and having written the review to praise the album, I wanted to experience the emotions in real life that I experienced when I first heard the album. The “KOD” tour opened with KiLL Edward, who is J. Cole’s alter ego and performed a song he released as KiLL Edward on SoundCloud. What was really surprising was that the crowd seemed to not know that KiLL Edward was, in fact, J. Cole and diehard fans knew who was really on stage. Earthgang, a hip-hop duo from Atlanta, Ga. came out after KiLL Edward. Young Thug was supposed to open also but unfortunately could not make it. The last opener was Jaden Smith, an actor turned music … [Read more...] about J. Cole connects to the community during his ‘KOD’ tour
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Posted By Chris Conde on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM click to enlarge Rapper J. Cole is on a 34-date tour in support of his new album KOD, with special guests Young Thug, Earthgang, Kill Edward and Jaden Smith. The tour kicked off in Miami on August 9, and is making stops across North America, including one right here in the Alamo City. While KOD has been met with mixed reviews from longtime fans of the rapper, J. Cole’s entire body of work is a tribute to the real MCs and rappers pushing hip-hop forward rather than riding on some trend in the genre, i.e. trap music. $49-$149, Fri Aug 17, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, attcenter.com. Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter. Tags: San Antonio, live music, rap, rapper, J. Cole, KOD, Alamo City, AT&T Center, MCs, hip-hop, Image … [Read more...] about J. Cole’s KOD Tour Makes Stop in San Antonio
ENTERTAINMENT 08/09/2018 09:01 am ET "Black Panther" fans, rejoice. Jaden Smith is here to talk "Skate Kitchen," conspiracy theories and the secrets of the universe. By Bill Bradley Just like Black Panther, Jaden Smith doesn’t freeze. But he does pause. Especially after I asked him about the various conspiracy theories he follows ― and there are several. Which one, I wondered, should people be most aware of? The actor/rapper/humanitarian took a second to think about his answer. There’s the theory about the illuminati, which he talks about on his album “Syre.” There’s the theory about chemtrails, which he’s tweeted about. “OK, OK, all right,” he said, “I will keep it real broad and simple, real broad and simple.” “The technology that we’re currently at is not the maximum of the human capability,” he began, “and that there are places in the world where their technology … [Read more...] about Jaden Smith Believes A High-Tech Place Like ‘Black Panther’s’ Wakanda Secretly Exists
ENTERTAINMENT 08/02/2018 09:57 am ET Updated 49 minutes ago "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?" The "Skate Kitchen" star finally has an answer. By Bill Bradley If mirrors aren’t real, what are we to make of Jaden Smith’s tweets? The rapper and actor has been perplexing us for years with the mind-blowing musings he chooses to post on Twitter. In fact, his tweets became so wild that, after he told GQ he is a scientist experimenting on humanity, people began to think Smith was just trolling the internet with, well ... “bullshit.” Since the interview, he’s offered his befuddling remarks with less frequency. So, was Jaden just messing with human subjects the whole time? During an interview with HuffPost about his new movie “Skate Kitchen,” in which social media becomes a character unto itself, Smith happily explained some of his most cryptic tweets. No, they’re not just b.s. And … [Read more...] about Exclusive: We Asked Jaden Smith To Explain His Cryptic Tweets. You’re Welcome.