Things We Learned From J. Cole's Interview With Angie Martinez

Angelo Anderson
May 17, 2018

J. Cole had the internet ablaze a few weeks ago when he suddenly dropped K.O.D. on an unsuspecting public but it wasn't just his fan base that had some extreme reactions to one of the hottest albums of 2018.

"I feel like he's really good at sampling language that will resonate and it just so happened that this time he sampled the wrong shit", Cole said of West's controversies, specifically his Trump bromance. Jermaine talks about pressures, doing meditation before his shows, Kanye West's recent thoughts, his social media use, concept behind his new album, reason he created the alter ego kiLL edward, relationship with his step father and much more.

Check out the interview below. "It's not like I drive around listening to it, but I've spent time listening and being like 'Yo, this is fun'". "I needed a fire name so it checks that box", he said. I told him that. Another thing that came out of that was I started experimenting with the music. J Cole's hit single from 2016 titled False Prophets was rather controversial as fans debated on who the rapper was talking about.

Martinez asked Cole if he would ever collaborate with Kendrick Lamar on an album, and he denied the rumors. "It's just that when I'm working on my album, it's just like, 'Yo, that's just how I operate.'" He went on to talk about how Prince and Michael Jackson never worked on an album together, but clarified that he wasn't comparing himself to Prince.

"Then I got back on it and I realized, "Oh nah, you just took a break.' I didn't face it head on..."

"With social media, I was off it so long that I thought I had beat this addiction." he explained. "J. Cole. I love your shit'". And when I'm writing "False Prophets" - which that song isn't about him - there's one verse that applies to him, for sure, but if you listen to that song it's about what this sh- is exposing ... He remained hesitant about discussing every detail of his conversation with West. I told him that it felt like you just used my name in that very quick conversation for social media and to keep your thing going or whatever you were doing. "That's the real truth".

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