"Why do I keep checking this shit every five minutes?" he describes. I want to be in charge of my own decisions...
Nearly as anticipated as album releases these days are the supporting sit-down interviews that give insight into the artist's creative process and recent life happenings.
"When he called me he said yo, right off the rip, 'Man, I need you to hold me accountable, keep me in check".
Martinez said the "Bodak Yellow" singer was "vulnerable" after an interview with The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1. When the topic arose, Cole stated the posting of their conversation to Twitter made him "feel a certain type of way".
Why Did J. Cole Stop Drinking? One fan DMed the "Kevin's Heart" rapper on Instagram hours after the album dropped on April 20 about how he was setting aside the weed and pills he bought to celebrate 4/20 to reflect on his late mother's addiction. I had been telling my story for so many projects. "That's my hope, that's my intention".
"It first started after Forest Hills Drive", he admits. After experimenting with his production and voice in his later music, he discovered a different style thought to be idiosyncratic of a different character he would come to play in KOD. "He's an artist. He's fire though.What do you mean he's me?" I told him that.
Plus, Cole talked to Martinez about his 2016 song "False Prophets" where he criticized West, and he said the song wasn't entirely about him. J. Cole said he inherited "unhealthy" characteristics from him that he wants to "kill off". I go in there just to see what it is in person. Cole did disclose there was a session years ago and it was a bounce of ideas between the two.
"Then I got back on it and I realized, "Oh nah, you just took a break.' I didn't face it head on... J. Cole. I love your shit'".
"With social media, I was off it so long that I thought I had beat this addiction." he explained. 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 ...