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[VIDEO] J.Cole Interview with Grime Daily after supporing Drake @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo by wearesme
January 11, 2011, 8:16 pm
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Fresh off stage from supporting Drake on his first ever London gig at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Friday night (SME were there!), J.Cole joined Grime Daily for a quick interview to talk about his thoughts on the London crowd, his humble beginnings and signing to Roc Nation.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] DRAKE & J.COLE @ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 07/01/11



[VIDEO] Drake brings out Florence Welch @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo gig (08/01/11) by wearesme

Those in London; if you look out of your nearest window you will see a green tint in the sky, beamed from our envious eyes after seeing this footage!

On Saturday night, Drake brought out none other than SME favourite Florence Welch to perform the massive track ‘Fireworks’. Check out footage from the performance below.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] DRAKE @ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 07/01/11



[GIG REVIEW] Drake & J.Cole @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo 07/01/11 by wearesme

SME had been eagerly awaiting this date for quite some time. Friday 07th January 2011; Drake would perform his first ever show on U.K soil. It was Drizzy time.

The queue was, for lack of a better word, HENCH! Roughly 45 minutes later, we got through the doors and were greeted by the oh so welcoming and in no way irritating voice of Tim Westwood. The Big Dawg dropped a few big hip-hop beats to get the crowd in the mood.

Drake’s good friend J.Cole came along for moral support and it has to be said; he stole the show.

Appropriately opening the show with the track ‘Welcome’, taken from ‘The Warm Up’ mixtape; Cole brought real energy to the stage and went on to give an inspired ‘real hip-hop’ performance.

We felt his enthusiasm and energy; the crowd we’re loving every minute. And it was great to see an abundance of J.Cole fans in the crowd who sang along to every song. Quite the contrary to what he said when he took to the stage; ‘”most of you are probably thinking who the f**k is this guy”. Give yourself some more credit son!

In his 30 minute set, J.Cole performed a few older tracks along with fan favourites from the brilliant ‘Friday Night Lights’ mixtape. The 2 stand out tracks from the performance and those which had the crowd buzzing were inevitably ‘In The Morning’ (for which sadly Drake didn’t appear to perform his verse) and ‘Higher’. You can see footage of both below.


J.Cole gained a lot of new fans after this polished performance. And for those who are already big fans like SME; he only further reaffirmed the opinion that he may well justify the title that some have given him as ‘The saviour of Hip-Hop’. Now he’s signed to Roc Nation, there is no limit to what he can achieve. Here’s to real Hip-Hop!

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[BANGER OF THE WEEK] J.Cole feat. Drake – In The Morning / Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix) by wearesme


J.COLE FEAT. DRAKE – IN THE MORNING

In the lead up to seeing Drizzy and J.Cole last night at the HMV Hammersmith Apoloo, naturally, we had this BIG track on repeat throughout the week. Listen and enjoy these 2 extremely talented guys on one track.


ADELE – ROLLING IN THE DEEP (JAMIE XX REMIX)

Drake and J.Cole gig aside, this incredible remix from Jamie XX is our ‘real’ banger of the week! Jamie works his magic once more on this already beautiful track from Adele, giving it a few steel drums and percussions.

SME x



NEW MUSIC: Drake – Fall For Your Type (Same Mistakes) by wearesme

The reference track featuring Jamie Foxx dropped last week and the original sang by Drake on his lonesome has now premiered.

‘Fall For Your Type’ was supposed to feature on his R&B mixtape but he has now decided to take a hiatus from that and focus more on rapping.

Its a real shame because the tracks we’ve been hearing have been sick. He’s a master of slow jams. Let’s hope we keep hearing all the tracks he worked on before he sacked it off.

Hopefully he drops a few when SME see him in January. Yeh we got tickets! BOOM!

SME x

SME RELOAD: Jamie Foxx ft.Drake – Fall For Your Type




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