In honor of David Letterman’s final episode as “Late Show” host, we look back at J. Cole’s memorable performance of “Be Free” on the popular late-night program in December.
Cole appeared on the show after the release of his now-platinum album “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” But instead of performing a single from the album, he chose to perform “Be Free,” a heartfelt track he released after the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Cole added an eye-opening verse at the end of the song just for this particular performance, which was purposely simple in order to highlight the message of the song.
“That’s what I get for thinking this world is fair, they let a brother steer the ship and never told him that the ship was sinking,” Cole said.
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