Before J. Cole reaches Fayetteville for his homecoming concert — which will premiere on HBO this week — the St. John’s University graduate had another homecoming moment on the course of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive tour when he landed in Madison Square Garden for a sold-out show.
As seen in episode four of his miniseries, the “Intro” rapper takes center stage to reflect on the momentous occasion. “I specifically remember saying the next time we bring a tour to New York City, we was going to do Madison Square Garden for real,” he says. Now, that statement has come to fruition, which was laid out for viewers to see in his latest series offering.
The half-hour visual arrives a few days before HBO’s main event, which will premiere on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m.
While you countdown the days to that moment, watch episode four below in preparation.