J. Cole inadvertently made headlines when Kendrick Lamar name-dropped him on his stunning 'Control' verse. He doesn't look like he's fretting though. The North Carolina native seemed very in his element when he stopped by 'Conan' to perform 'Crooked Smile' sans TLC.

'Crooked Smile' is an inspirational, laid-back track off the gold-selling LP, 'Born Sinner.' The 'Conan' audience seem pleased with J. Cole's focused, intimate rendition of the album highlight. The rhymer looked happy too after the live instrumentation-backed performance.

J. Cole will embark on the What Dreams May Come tour with Wale starting Sept. 10.