J. Cole took a moment during his sold-out Dreamville Festival to honor the late Nipsey Hussle and it was quite a special sight to behold.
The North Carolina grown MC was in Raleigh Saturday night, where he packed out Dix Park with no less than 40,000 people who flocked to his inaugural music festival. At one point during the show, Cole performed his hit, “Love Yourz,” which he dedicated to Nip.
It was a touching tribute, with video footage of the slain L.A. rapper playing on a giant monitor behind JC the whole time.
Even before Cole got a single line of lyrics out, the crowd took over and sang the opening verses of the track. It seems like a live band was used for the performance too which sounded great.
Cole ended “Love Yourz” with an explicit shout out to Nipsey, telling the crowd to make some noise him and to not put their lit cellphones down. The crowd happily obliged.
A memorial will be held for Nipsey Hussle at the Staples Center in L.A. this upcoming Thursday. It’s unclear if the event will feature any music, but if not … Cole and co. certainly handled that here.
— allison (@allyvalee) April 7, 2019