5 Things We Learned From J. Cole’s Interview With Hard Knock TV (Video)

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You gotta love Hard Knock TV’s interviews. Nick Huff gets down to the heart of the matter with his subjects in a relaxed, no-pressure environment.

J. Cole’s cooled off on press as his fame has grown. However, the Roc Nation/Sony sensation opens up to Hard Knock, with his b-boy reflection glasses on.

Here’s some of what you get:

1. An affinity for Kool Moe Dee.
2. Pre-2007 J. Cole songs (with a snippet included).
3. Reading (the essential) OHHLA.com.
4. The MC’s whose cut-outs he had on his childhood bedroom wall—including an artist he has a unique history with, not Nas.
5. Getting his name mispronounced by a hype-man on Wale’s Attention Deficit Tour.

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