Finally, Nardwuar landed his J. Cole interview. The interview with Dreamville head honcho has been at least a couple years in the making.
In almost 1 hour long interview, J. Cole briefly talked about getting inspired by Canibus, Eminem, Royce 5’9″ and Big L.
“Canibus was huge inspiration on my teenage years of rapping. Just ferocious, barred up, lyrical, punch lines, any cypher, any gathering of three or more people that wanted to rap, destroying it. That was my whole mo, my forte and Canibus was big part of that. Eminem was big part of that. Royce 5’9″ as big part of that, Big L was big part of that.” – said Cole.
At one point during the interview (After 43 minutes), J. Cole confirmed that he told Dr. Dre about Kendrick Lamar: “Who told you that? Who gave you that piece of information? The answer is yes, I did. I’m not gonna say I was the first to tell him but when Dre was working on Detox album, yes, I was like ‘you gotta sign this kid from Compton. Shout out to Dr. Dre, he made right decision.”
You can watch it below: