I had the pleasure of being part of last night’s sold out S.O.B’s crowd (good looks Ian!) for J. Cole’s Hot 97′s Who’s Next Showcase. The kid shut the place down with performances of songs from his mixtape The Warm Up and then went into his verses from Wale’s Beautiful Bliss and Jay-Z’s A Star Is Born before ending the show with a performance of his first never-heard-before single Who Dat (shouts to Rap Radar for the video above). He definitely has the talent and knows it, but what I like most about him is how humble is and I think that will help him succeed in the long run. Oh yeah, performances and appearances from Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, Young Chris, Asher Roth, XV, Nipsey Hussle, and others were also in the building. After the jump check out the interview J. Cole did with Peter Rosenberg right before he got on stage.