J. Cole talked with Fuse TV about his upcoming album and signing to Jay-Z’s label RocNation. “It’s an honor,” Cole said about inking a deal with Hova. “That’s arguably the greatest rapper of all time, so to be signed to him and get that recognition from him and be given that shot by him, I wouldn’t even have dreamed of that ten years ago.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
In Flex We Trust caught up with J. Cole, who talked about when fans can expect the new album, three artists he’d like to work with, three ladies, three sneakers and three cars that he’s feeling at the moment, and the beef with Wale and Kid Cudi. “Outside looking in and I don’t know a lot about the situation but it wa a letdown,” Cole said of the beef. “You don’t wanna see that happen, especially with two artists that came up in the same era. I think Wale handled it correct how he should’ve.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
J. Cole talked with J. Cole about doing freestyle cyphers as a kid, playing basketball, having a bachelors degree in college, being featured on Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint 3’, how fashion affects him, ‘The Warm Up’ mixtape and more. Speaking about his bachelor’s degree in communications and what he wanted to take that to, the rapper responded, “I didn’t want to do anything with that. If music didn’t work out, at least I could get a job at least in the music industry or some type of entertainment, but I knew I was gonna never use my degree.” Watch the interview via YouTUbe below.
Jay-Z’s protege J. Cole spoke with ITN about when fans can expect his solo material, who he’d like to work with, how he crafted his rap style, and what he thinks of the UK. “I’d love to work with Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Nas, a lot of legends,” Cole said. “I’m into the legends.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
J. Cole visited Tim Westwood’s show on Radio 1 in London to talk about being signed by Jay-Z, how Jay has been talking about passing the torch to him, and getting comparisons with Drake. “I don’t hate it,” Cole said of the comparison. “If he was whack then I would hate it. I don’t hate it but I know that he knows everybody that listens knows, we’re in two different worlds.” Watch it and a freestyle via YouTube below.
J Cole spilled the beans to ITN about his time with Jay-Z, their collaboration with ‘A Star is Born’ and Beyonce. The rapper said that the hip hop mogul “heard a song, he met me, he signed me. So I was on his label and I guess when he made the song, he thought it would be a good opportunity for me, and it kind of fits, the title. Hopefully in ten years he’ll end up looking really smart for having that song.” Watch it via YouTube below.
J. Cole is out with the music video for his new single ‘Who Dat’, the first single from the Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper’s debut album on Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation, shot in his hometown. Watch it via Vevo below.