HBO, as I’m sure you’re well aware, is an entertainment monolith that has taken the world by storm over the past decade. It’s hard to escape the plethora of HBO Originals that dominate our TV screens; from Game of Thrones; House of Cards; to Boardwalk Empire, this is a company that prides itself on stellar production and never skimps on quality.
The company does not just stop at mustering up a television monopoly however, and is renowned for its music specials; beautifully directed concerts and documentaries that provide an invaluable insight into the inner world of the music business. North Carolina’s finest rapper, (and only the second rapper to hit platinum status in 2015) J. Cole, has scored himself his own HBO special, which plans to depict his homecoming concert in Fayetville, North Carolina.
HBO announced the special via their own dedicated PR channels, letting slip that none other than Jay-Z and Drake will accompany Cole on stage, in what is sure to be a memorable performance, airing exclusively to HBO on January 9th, 2016.
Cole is joining quite the esteemed company amongst the upper echelons of HBO, with Jay-Z and Beyonce‘s ‘On the run’ screening the only other HBO music special in the past decade to feature a rapper.
Chills. That is just a taste of what we can expect.
J. Cole is still slept on in many hip-hop circles, but perhaps this will serve as the confirmation that Jermaine Cole is well and truly at the top of his game, and has earned his placed in the top tier. After all, 2014 Forest Hills Drive was the first featureless rap album to go platinum in over 25 years, a further testament to Cole’s individual skill, drive, and passion for the music.