SiriusXM has released a pro-shot video of J. Cole performing “No Role Modelz” from The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA, on October 23rd. The intimate, 500-capacity show came as part of the Small Stage Series, which sees top artists in music and comedy performing at small iconic venues across the United States for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners.
“No Role Modelz”, which has garnered over one billion streams on Spotify alone, initially appeared on J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album. On October 23rd, it arrived as the penultimate song on a 21-track setlist. Throughout the evening, Cole dropped hits like “MIDDLE CHILD” and “Work Out” alongside deeper cuts like the Missy Elliot collab, “Nobody’s Perfect”. The hip-hop giant also treated fans to covers of Jeremih‘s “Planez”, Dreamville‘s “Under the Sun”, and Young Thug‘s “The London”.
He played this rendition of “No Role Modelz” by the book for the West Hollywood crowd. As his backing band dropped into the opening measures the venue erupted with cheers. While Cole progressed through the song, the audience aided him on lines like “Don’t save her/She don’t wanna be saved.” During the breakdown section which hears the infamous George W. Bush “fool me once” faux pas, the rapper let a chuckle ring through the microphone, which added some levity to the four-minute telling.
Watch J. Cole perform “No Role Modelz” for the SiriusXM Small Stage Series below. Scroll down for a complete setlist of the concert and head to the SiriusXM website for details on future Small Stage Series concerts.
J. Cole – “No Role Modelz” – SiriusXM Small Stage Series
Setlist: J. Cole | The Roxy | West Hollywood, CA | 10/23/21
Set: 9 5 . s o u t h, a m a r I, a p p l y i n g . p r e s s u r e, 1 0 0 . m i l’, l e t . g o . m y . h a n d, A Tale of 2 Citiez, G.O.M.D., Wet Dreamz, Back to the Topic, Nobody’s Perfect, Work Out, Can’t Get Enough, Power Trip, Planez (Jeremih), Under the Sun (Dreamville), t h e . c l i m b . b a c k, p r i d e . i s . t h e . d e v i l, The London (Young Thug), m y . l i f e, No Role Modelz, MIDDLE CHILD