Just over a year after he performed a full set at the late-night legend's TV studio, J. Cole returned to The Late Show With David Letterman last night. This time around, he performed one song—the moody, passionate protest song "Be Free," which is not from his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Cole performed accompanied by a keyboardist behind him; right before the performance, Letterman introduced Cole and exclaimed after reading his latest album title aloud, "Hey, wait a minute, that's my house!" Good one, Dave. (After the performance, Letterman told Cole to "come back anytime," but that might be easier said than done.) Watch the performance below.
Album in stores now. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. No thank you on projections. Just did Letterman, I'll never forget it. Thank you God.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) December 10, 2014
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