Here's another J. Cole interview I did way before the album came out. I'm a big fan of J. Cole. Damn near stan levels so I ask questions based on a bunch of his lyrics.
Lyrics I quote are:
- On 'Farewell' he says he would go back to his younger days "Let me relive my younger days just once again... my childhood, now I'm blanking out they were truly my best days..." so I ask about growing up and how experiences shaped his life and lyrics.
- First fell in love with hip hop
- 'Can I Live' he says "Am I living to get paid or slave for a wage all week/ I can't do no 9-to-5, told my mom sorry" mums reaction to becoming a rapper over his law degree
- 'Dollar and a Dream' "People say I'm the future but yet I'm giving n*g*a's flashbacks of better days" so I ask what he feels he's bringing to the game
- 'Villematic' "F*ck the haters probably never loved they mother neither. Ol' bitter ass, sitting around in middle-class homes with computers on hating on the newest songs" = how negative feedback effects his raps?
- Also on Villematic he says "I know my debut gon' ship, but is it gon' sell?" & "Can I spill out my stress? It's a feeling in the air you 'bout to drop a real classic. He said 'Cole a little birdie told me on the low you got an Illmatic,' nobody touching Nas n*g*a, this more like Villematic" so I ask if he's nervous about his reaction to the album.
- Song with Trey Songz(which is now known as 'Can't Get Enough'), but on 'Lights Please' he raps about educating a girl but "All she want me to do is unzip her jeans" so I ask about the increase in songs geared to ladies. He explains why there's a need for female-oriented songs and his evolution from Warm Up to Friday Night Lights and the album
- On 'Blow Up' he raps "It's funny how money, chains and whips make me feel free" - what is success to you?
- Quoting 'Farewell' again "If I should die Lord, this here is my will. Reincarnate a n*g*a send me right back to the 'Ville" so I ask what era he'd like to go back and rap in. He says when and who he'd like to battle against.
p.s. Apologies for the poor sound in parts.