J. Cole is currently in the midst of a pretty huge world tour that brought him to the West Coast last week. And on Friday, he performed for an enthused crowd at the Regency in San Francisco that seemed to know most, if not all, of the words to songs. In particular, the audience was keeping up with Cole during his performance of Cole World: The Sideline Story‘s “Mr. Nice Watch” and “Work Out.” While a surprise appearance from Jay-Z would have been great on the former, Cole still nails it by himself. That goes for “Work Out,” too, a track that continues to grow on us even if the Paula Abdul-sampling portion is still really bizarre.
You can watch the performance below. Cole World: The Sideline Story drops Sept. 27.