J. Cole Reminisces on First Raps, Hip Hop Memories w/ HardknockTV

blame it on Shake November 8, 2013

Four years after their first interview, J. Cole and HardknockTV link back up. During their time in the studio, Cole speaks on his first hip hop memory, his first written rap and being influenced heavily by Eminem and Nas.

To end the first segment, Cole breaks down his early days opening for Wale. Something every aspiring artist who constantly complains about not being “on” after recording a song on your laptop and spamming everyone on Twitter should watch. Patience and an actual grind are key.

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