J. Cole took the stage at the Late Show With David Letterman to perform “Crooked Smile” – the summertime smash featuring a hook from TLC – from his Born Sinner LP. At first glance it seems a bit curious to see Cole still making the late-night rounds with this track. This, however, was just one of several joints J. Cole performed during a short set for the crowd at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The show – rounded out with a full band, background singers and a string quartet – was streamed live to the world by CBS Interactive. Check the footage below to watch J. Cole’s performance of “Crooked Smile” live on the Late Show With David Letterman. Purchase the Born Sinner LP via iTunes.


  • Daniel Maxwell

    Man…this dude killed it ..!!!

  • TheHebrew

    He stole from Oddisee. Oddisee did a whole bunch of work for and with him. Stopped contact and then stole his lyrical style and used other producers. Oddisee won’t say nothing cos it no one will believe him, but I’ll say it as an acquaintance of his. The industry’s full of jokers today man.

    • troof tella

      stop trying to bullshit people

  • janee

    dave sure was impressed 🙂