J. Cole is having a pretty damn good week, don’t you think? His debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, topped the Billboard charts with more than 217,000 copies sold in its first week. Not only that, but he moved more units than any other rapper who debuted in the past year. And as a victory lap of sorts — and to further push the album — he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform a pair of tracks. Unfortunately, he’s still trying to make “Work Out” happen, which is a shame considering there is far strong material on Cole World. Like the title-track, for example, that he also chose to perform. We’re definitely feeling that performance more, even if “Work Out” has grown on us a bit.
Watch both performances below.