J. Cole Speaks On Kanye West, Feels He's Helped Kendrick Lamar & Big K.R.I.T.

Cole talks about Kanye West, a lack of radio play and why he was playing the game with "Work Out."

Recently, J. Cole spoke about his admiration for Kanye West, his lack of radio play and why he felt the need to make a song like "Work Out." In the interview with Karmaloop, Cole also said he feels he has helped the careers of Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. by putting out his album this year

When told that his career is reminiscent of Kanye West's rise, Cole explained that he hopes it's true. 

"If it feels like that, then that's great. I would love to be as successful as he has been, putting out hits and making hits consistently that still reprersent him. All his hits, you would never look at him like, 'Aw, why you make that?' It all felt like Kanye West, which is dope." 

He also shed light on a lack of radio air play, saying some markets treat him like a star while others have ignored his songs. 

"Those things just didn't catch up nationally. Now, 'Work Out' is going. 'Work Out' will go because it's doing its thing on radio every day. "Can't Get Enough" is gonna go. "Nobody's Perfect" is gonna go. But it's just, the work that I put in on the ground level was faster than radio catching on. You got some stations like in Tampa, L.A., New York, some markets where I'm a superstar. They play my songs 35, 40 times a day or whatever. Then you have some markets that are barely playing it."

He also acknowledged that he has felt pressure to succeed through radio, pressure that helped him make "Work Out."  

"At one point, yeah. That's how you get a song like 'Work Out.' I went to radio stations and seen how radio stations work...I went and learned all these things. That's how I made a record like 'Work Out.' I went, 'Okay, I can play that game. I'll give you a song full of hooks,' the catchy shit that I knew would work on radio. That's me playing the game." 

Cole also went on to note that he feels his album has changed the game. 

"We created a new mold, a new formula. Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. now, they don't necessarily have to feel the pressure that I felt like, 'Where's the big single?' I was the sacrificial lamb of that. That's why my album wasn't coming out, because of the label waiting on a huge single." 

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155 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I dont think Big Krit is gonna blow so I hope Cole aint help him. Drake is the one that got Kendrick and ASAP on his back right now like Rihanna carried Cole. I think I know what he meant but you should always be hesistant to say stuff like that. I will say he sold about 60,000 extra copies for Wale first week. With out Cole World Wale record struggle like Big Sean

  • MegaBland

    Comprehension is key, some of these comments on here are ridiculous. Basically what he said was that he wasn't one of those artists that was going to spin off the commercial single that everyone looks for, but yet his album was still a big success. With that being said, it made more people open their ears to artists who may not have that "big commercial single," i.e. Kendrick or KRIT (and many other artists in the likes). For you guys to RECOGNIZE that he doesn't get a lot of radio play like a lot of artists, but see that his album did good. It shows that he indeed has created a new lane that doesn't have to worry about a big ass single, but make quality music. Simple, and if you can't respect that your whole perspective is wack..seriously

  • Adecmr

    Loving J. Cole right now, man. He's the truth! Sideline Story is such an amazing record, and I'm glad it's doing soo well. Absolutely brilliant!

  • Marina Tropeano

    Love J Cole and the debut album, especially his track "Can't Get Enough" with Trey Songz http://www.vevo.com/watch/j-cole/cant-get-enough-clean-version/USQX91101318?recSrc=artB&source=watch

  • Swordz

    J Cole: I helped ALOT of people out man. Reporter: Oh, really? How so? (30 minutes later) J Cole: ... So, yeah, you see many things... kinda. Reporter: ... Right, sure. (jay-z enters room) Jay-Z: Wassup little man. Your off the label, im sorry. you'll understand in time. Hov. Young. (jay-z exits room) Reporter: ...... BAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    cole is dope as fuck man. niggas need tlo really listen to this kids lyrics and his beats and see he got madd talent. he just hasnt gotten shoved down ur throat like drake. but in reality hes much more talented then drake check out this dude punching a girl in her pussy during a video shoot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpo8gKRbfs

  • Real Talk 100

    Cole World - Best Album of 2011. Period.

  • RJ

    You all really thinkin that J.cole wack? Radio tracks? Man you old washed up motherfuckers need to get over the fact Wu tang aint poppin no more and grow with the times You heard THE WARM UP? This guys is only 26 and he got Classic tracks that are on some TUPAC shit. You wanna talk all that shit now and watch when these joints are timeless in years to come. Kendrick Lamar? Dude is nice but come on son, he aint drop enough to be getting yall amped like that. And this cat J. Cole producing and making his own beats too. FUck what you got to say, if you dont see the depth to these raps its simple...your a surface simple mofuka!

  • Jaz-0

    THIS NIGGA CRYING ABOUT HIS SONGS NOT BEING ON SOME RADIO CHANNELS? LOL FUCKING PU$$Y MAKE SOME GOOD MUSIC AND THAN WE CAN TALK ABOUT RADIO PLAY YOU PHAGGOT ASS BITCH. THIS NIGGA IS OVERRATED AND WACK........I CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE WERE COMPARING THIS NIGGA WITH TUPAC!!! LOL JCOLE IS A RADIO SLUT/HOOKER/HOE NAHMEAN? JUST LOOKING TO MAKE THE BILLBOARD TO PLEASE HIS FANS WITH NO TASTE IN MUSIC. I WAS A BIG FAN OF COLE NAHMEAN? BUT AFTER LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM JUST ONCE........I QUICKLY FELL OFF HIS BANDWAGON........THIS NIGGA IS NOTHING.......JUST A POOR MAN'S DRAKE THAT CAN RAP.....BUT IS BORING AS HELL... /RANT

  • Rich Britton

    STILL waiting on that Kendrick X Cole mixtape

  • Phil A

    I thought his album was a good debut and it's evident by the type of reactions and sales that he has received from it. People also need to understand that the music industry is a business and artists not only want to put out music that they think their loyal fans will enjoy, but it has to be music that will maximize their profits. You want to try to reach out to as many people as you can and one of the best media sources in doing so is through the radio. Don't get me wrong, I thought his mixtapes were better then his album but I do understand the reasoning behind his change in style. I guess now it's more about trying to find a balance now that his name is out there.

  • gavo704

    PEOPLE DONT READ!!! Not in ONE PLACE did J.COLE state "I HELPED KRIT OR K.LAMAR career" He said he they dont have to feel the pressure of having a BIG SINGLE.. READ BEFORE YOU JUDGE. HipHopDX is known for posting MISLEADING TITLES smh

  • Justin Ballou

    It's obvious that people's reading comprehension levels are quite low. He merely stated that his album did not have a huge single like Khalifa's "Black & Yellow," but still managed to do well commercially. Highest selling 1st week for a debut album since Nicki Minaj. Labels may now look at artists like KRIT & Kendrick Lamar with more optimism. They have strong internet followings like Cole, and even a mid level hit like "Work Out" could push their numbers to a more appealing place. That is all the man was saying, and he was correct. I think it is fair to say Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa both had bigger singles, but they failed to push the 1st week numbers Cole World did.

  • I FORGOT

    IF BIG KRIT DID RELEASE HIS ALBUM ON SAME DATE AS COLE WORLD LIKE PLANED BEFORE EVEN IF KRITS ALBUM SUCKED J COLE WOULD HAVE GOT BLOWN OUT SO YOU SHOULD BE THANKING HIM

  • UNIVERSAL2012

    keep grinding. its not over yet. stay humble, yet confident.

  • TEXAS

    WELL I JUST READ THIS AND WOW WHAT A JACK ASS SHE IS ACTING LIKE SOME POWERFUL SUPERSTAR WHEN ALL SHE HAS DONE IS ONE ALBUM AND NOTHING ELSE SO WHAT GIVES HER THE RIGHT? AND WHY JUST POINT OUT THESE TWO RAPPERS THERE ARE OTHERS COMING OUT WITH 1ST NEW ALBUMS? I HOPE KRIT AND K-DOT DO SAY SOMETHING BUT IT DON'T SEEM LIKELY THEY WOULD RESPOND TO THIS BITCH AND HER ARROGANT COMMENTS I HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR ALL NEW RAPPERS BUT AFTER THE WEAK 1ST ALBUM AND THE GLORY ALL YOU COLE WORLD FANS HOLD THIS GIRL AT I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR THIS HO

  • Pathetic "fans"

    Hip hop fans are the worst. Calling Cole a sellout LMAO! Cole has kept it real now that he's mainstream...he still staying true to himself. Some people actually think his album is pure garbage? Some people actually think his album is a pure classic? Fuck no to both. It's a good debut, not a classic & not a piece of trash. He's got room for improvement and I'm sure his second album will probably be better than the debut/

  • Alex Robins

    Hahaha all these people that are talking shit about J Cole are idiots!! Radio slave? Are you serious? You mean because he went out of his norm and made a really hot song that radio listeners would dig? Hahahah I can't hate on that. Also, he didn't disrespect Kedrick or KRIT he merely said that they should have an easier time being embraced in the game, because they too are lyrical rappers that normally would have a lot of trouble appealing to mainstream rap-radio. Hate if you want but you're an idiot.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    I would love to hear a response from the other two that this clown says he's "helped" and was "the sacrificial lamb". Who the hell this lil overrated nigga think he is? LOL! This lil nigga is a bitch. I mean really. I can't state any more further how much of an overrated piece of trash this dude is. And then he ethers himself by saying that "he sold out" in so many words for radio. Nigga just make good quality music and good songs and you'll get burn. And if you don't get burn, so what... you know you can tour and hold it down in so many other ways. I bet your own labelmate Jay Electronica will dominate without a "catchy song" or "playing the game". Wow. This clown just doesn't get it. He'll probably suck a pole to get to where he wants to go.

  • thatboyc

    How can J Cole say he's helped anyone's career, when his own career needs help? Niggas like Wiz Khalifa are getting played on the radio everyday,while J Cole is struggling to do so. And people feel as if J Cole is some sort of lyricist or supreme artist, Krit been doing his thang and so has K Dot, so for him to comment that he has helped their careers is a comment that he should have kept. I can't see how he has helped anything.

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      J.Cole = Messiah HAHAHA I mean, J.Cole's album is good but come on, change the game? helped rappers careers? sacrificial? NAH!!!

  • jhv

    dis nigga truly paved da way for i bar

  • Anonymous

    what an idiot. KRIT will still sell out completely. and Lamar never showed any sign of making a "work out" so why try to bring him down to your level? COle World SUCKS, its not even close to Section80

  • Reggie Dupree

    Dude is simply saying that he showed (the industry) that it can be done w/o huge radio success that that he's responsible for their success. And he did, so why is that even an argument. I don't think it was egotistical or disrespectful at all. People will find anything little thing to pick on with this guy. So what the album may not be a classic to some, but it was still pretty good. Why can you just admit that and keep it moving.

    • 4i2

      HAHA HE Said INTERNET A&R's ha thats a good one!

    • Reggie Dupree

      Well I'm not one of those "make you believe my opinion" type of fans so I'm cool that you think its crap. I lot of people disagree (I'm one). And whether you like it or not, its proven to be a success, or else he wouldn't still be asked about it. The joy of having opinions. But man, this topic is getting old...can we move on! Internet A&Rs really need to chill out.

    • gfd

      dont hate.. if u dont like it, go listen to i bar.. heres his website youtube.com/i barification one word

    • Anonymous

      album is crap

  • nibs

    that's pretty disrepectful to KRIT and Lamar, tryin to say you paved the way for them? and they have a better chance of success because of you? egomaniac fuck fuck you

    • whoisrez

      I agree with nibs, but i guess if he is looking up to kanye as a role model or w/e, he is so far starting to do "douche-like" or "kanye-like" things lol.

  • wtf2

    We created a new mold, a new formula looooool same crap different artist

  • wtf

    j cole classic album faills he would never reach kaney

  • Anonymous

    His album was weak !!!

  • don g fan

    check out the new hottest artist from the midwest http://www.datpiff.com/Don-Gritty-Chef-Boy-ar-gritty-mixtape.275854.html

  • Camaro

    The fuck he mean "we created a new mold, a new formula" for Lamar and KRIT? *Sigh*......Nigga, how old are u? Do u realize how long this "make something for the radio" shit goes back? Do u realize how many thousands of other singers and rappers have come before u and had to go through this shit? U disrespecting KRIT and Lamar talking about u paving the way for them when ur just just happened to drop first. U need to hang around some old heads and soak up some knowledge, bruh.

  • hiphopFan1996

    J. Cole is dope stop hating, we fucks with him out here in Cali! Check out this new dude name iMComplex from Detroit on youtube. He killed the Dead Presidents beat, & look for the CompleX World video!

  • Anonymous

    Artists need the radio friendly tracks to Make money to convince the label to back the artist in order for them to release an album and pay for marketing, studio time, producers etc. .. It's a necessary evil ... J Cole is an incredible artist ... Coleworld is an incredible album

  • illy

    j.cole gonna be top ten..da album was dope...hating ass bitches stfu hoes

  • stephan

    He sounds like a sell out yes, but aside from those 3 tracks, he had good content on his album, like his life growing up (breakdown) and no one can hate on lost ones. Album was good. I feel people hate it so much cuz it was hyped up a lot. Friday Night Lights was better, but Cole is still better than most others in the industry, like Drake and def Wayne

  • Anonymous

    I almost got excited about J.Cole actually smiling in the article picture, only to click the link and see this sad muppet face once again...

  • Anonymous

    J COLE NEXT ALBUM SHOULD BE CALLED RADIO SLAVE OR WORK OUT=SELL OUT

  • Anonymous

    FUCK J COLE SUCKS RADIO DICK

  • Anonymous

    a new formula MY ASS

  • Anonymous

    RADIO SLAVE SO TRUE

  • Anonymous

    his album has changed the game loool faill We created a new mold loooooooooooool hip hop is dead and his album aint shit

  • Anonymous

    he is a radio slave

  • Anonymous

    radio slave sell out bitch

  • Anonymous

    Can't Get Enough sell out crap

  • Anonymous

    'Work Out' sell out

  • Anonymous

    j cole is a sell out he will soon be forgotten

  • mike j.

    Album waz dope... Check out my team on youtube BLACKLAWREBELMUSIC check out da new video IT'S ALL OVER by Supreme Ra & Doughphresh Da Don give us some feedback support up and coming talent!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hes feelin himself a bit too much. album was trash.

  • Lorander Moody

    I'm not following exactly how he has helped Kendrick and K.R.I.T. The radio is the way it is. It's been that way a long time and will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future. Kendirck/Krit will more than likely face the same problems. I just hope Krit can give us something in the same vein as the music that brought all his fans in.

  • Jaz-O

    why does nigga even give a fuck about radio play? fucking phaggot, don't he know niggaz don;t listen to that. we got internet now BTW Fuck J.Cole for selling out. He will be dropped from roc nation in 1 year

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Tyler the Creator & OFWGKTA change the game.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck the radio, fuck the industry

  • Brian McClean

    A lot of J.Cole hating on here! I think hes talented and diff from the mainstream! Slaughterhouse has the best rappers to me though, overall..

  • James Watmen

    wow i mean fuck j. cole is dope as fuck let the man be.

  • Anonymous

    lol dam j cole got hella groupies and haters....his next albumb should do nice just off that haha......and for everyone thats saying kanye is better at an emcee then j cole ur wrong...put up one of kanyes best 16s and ill put up a j coile verse that kills it enough said....yall just listen to the flow and not the words wack as radio fans

    • Anonymous

      you niggas with your opinions that you try to force on people. of course you gonna say cole or bean's verse is better, because you like him better. you nigga will spend all day trying to force you beliefs onto eachother and accomplish nothing. just agree to disagree and keep that shit moving. I dont have to like what you like.leave me alone

    • Dee

      And I find a B.Siegal verse to top both, easily. Don't make Beans a better all round artist though. Infact I don't know if I've heard a J.cole verse better than B.Siegals on his official debut for the ROC - Resevouir Dogs.

    • Anonymous

      preachh my nigga

  • 2dope

    J. cole is a one cocky dude. His album didn't change any game. Section 80 destroys it in terms of a hiphop/rap category. THe sacrificial lamb...stop grippin your own balls. Watch the Throne was better than it too. This guy....

  • Meh

    Why do people think Who Dat was so bad? It wasn't THAT bad...

  • Almar

    "Middle Finger To The Suit Wearers" Thats a flow from Cole on The song "Return Of Simba" So why is this cat tryin to look like jay-z or kanye mixed with Ray Charles? C'MON COLE!

  • Brandon Hamm

    For a radio single, Work Out is actually pretty cool, imo.

  • Anonymous

    while i hear what everones is saying, he's just dsaying he admires kanye. he's not delusional enough to try and compare himself.

  • K-Crib

    This is some bullfag shit. J.Cole is like another Jay-Z/Ye combined, I mean shit is already exist and that's why we don't find something new on artists like Joe Budden who got reception nearly as Jay but he got no career. IMO Cole will alive on critic for few more years but he die quick die young among audience. Don't misunderstand I got one luv for Joe or Cole, I'm just sayin the fact

  • hiphopladyE

    I would say work out and can't get enough are two of my least favorite songs. He is smart to know how to win the radio crowed or mainstream crowed. He definitely is a breath of fresh air and I can't wait to see what he does next.

  • silentturd

    j.cole is the realeast in the game...just cuz i aint in it.... check out one of my lil joints http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmc4b89M4d0

    • sigdaddy

      yo, your shit is pretty tight. you got more? Hope those are some real lyrics.. but I dig the flow for sure. I actually replayed it a couple times. Whats your site?

  • elirootz

    J.Cole is a fresh a breath air, one of the best new comers hands down. Check out some Real Hip-Hop(Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUskdiOBSrg

  • thought dog

    Hes not getting the radio play yet cause he hasnt coughed up enough money to the radio stations.

  • Anonymous

    PERSONALLY....i think cole world was shit! he should just sign to young money...and keep all the BULLSHIT rap under the 1 roof! peace

    • Trouble

      To be honest I been here reading everyone say he is the next star for last three months. Now that he drop his shit and people been riding to it for a min. You say oh its weak. He has talent he just over thought the final project. You can hear it in the article. Next time he should say fuck the radio and do what he wants. Songs like Blow Up,Young Simba, and many other mixtape cuts show that he has the potential.

    • Anonymous

      hes right. cole world was just not good.

    • Mohammed

      Your opinion is shit..

  • thetruth

    A lot of yall comments sound like pure hate. He's comparing his grind 2 Kanye's not his sales. Did Jay cosign Kanye at first? No, Dame Dash did. Everything Cole did he did by himself. 4 the record Watch the Throne not even platinum yet...so I quess that means Jay & Ye feel off...right. Respect the man 4 his indepedence & his hustle. Oh I 4got, he's not skateboarding, wearing skinny jeans, promoting drugs & faggot behavior, & he actually has a msg...so yeah that's reason 2 hate on him...s/n fuck Kanye he sold his soul& Kendrick & Krit will be a breathe of fresh air...

    • Anonymous

      Cole already fell off. Mixtapes were dope but that debut was straight garbage. Alot of his rhymes are just corny. Whats up with repeating shit like "thats the hook right thurr" and "how that feel? very happy." Shit was stupid the first time and dude thought it was so hot it should be said over and over. Coles definitely feelin himself way too much. In fact, the only time hes not hyping himself is when hes rapping about bitches.

    • Anonymous

      What MSG he got? Dat nigga talked bout relationship issues 4 65% of his debut album!- the rest was about dropping out of college, wanting to be a rapper, oh, and his nice watch. J.Cole got a lot of u Niggaz fooled..... Can't believe nobody has yet picked he straight bit 50's flow 4 that Workout track, I mean , y'all ain't hear it??

    • K-Crib

      Stop comparing rec sells, it's depression now and I swear WTT would sell like 5x to 8x Plat if it was early 00's. And what's bout Ye sold his soul, sounds like u r another illuminati believer who got no respect on black getting money.

    • D4

      It's not hate. When you say wild shit... YES. Ppl will go "what the fuck?". (paraphrasing) "my formula was that I made a solid record with 0 hits so Kendrick and Krit could do it too because they aint under as much pressure as I was"............. WHAT THE FUCK Like I said... If you think the pitiful "Who Dat"... the boring "Workout"... and the totally forced "Cant get enough" (which sounds like the producer found a old beat he made for Twista in 2001)... were not intended to be hit or raido friendly records you're retarded. When not ONE of those songs got that much attention... Now it's "I dont have hits because that was the formula". WHAT THE FUCK! Lebron: I didnt score much in the 4th because that was the gameplan Huh? That would be false sir. Come up with a good excuse or just dont say shit at all. But dont lie smh

  • Flow Master

    I'm an up and coming rap artist i shit on rappers til i break i break my ass niggas acting fake with cash im the talk of the town i walk with the crown i paint my cock as a clown boys butts and girl pussies i hurl rookies making boys butts feminine im a male slut and get it in tell me what you guys think i noticed that my flow is real intelligent and has a lot of subject matter

  • D3

    I really would like to know who said Cole's rise is similar to Kanye's. Like how??? What impact has Cole made? He can barely scrap (may not even) GOLD with the majority of hip hop TRYING to crown him the next big thing. Kanye stood waaaay out when the game was full of doo-rag wearing, jersey/throwback rocking, air force ones and head bands with 30 chains on. He had produced some of the most memorable records in Jay-Z's ENTIRE career.... On one album! (Takeover, Heart of the City, Izzo) and countless other production for Chi-town natives before he had even dropped a solo record. HE is damn near responsible for EVERY producer in the early '00s trying to mimic the soulful sample with the chipmunk voice (raised pitch) I grew up in that era. The same way mentioning Ja Rule as being similar to 2Pac in the 00's... some one who was deep into hiphop in the 90's was liable to slit your throat. I think this is just as foul. I think J. Cole has made some decent music and is clever (far from the lyrical genius many proclaim) But let the nigga EARN a crown... Quit trying to make a Goliath sized crown fit a toddler head! lol

  • Anonymous

    negro please, ur so called radio cuts were garbage just like the regular. 27 years and still rapping like u 19 years old ain't going to work, old head.

  • room2roam

    "We created a new mold, a new formula. Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. now, they don't necessarily have to feel the pressure that I felt like, 'Where's the big single?' I was the sacrificial lamb of that. That's why my album wasn't coming out, because of the label waiting on a huge single." i hate when n1ggas do shyt like this. n1gga the game has been around too long for you to act like you;ve done anything new or been the first at anything. ima fan but for you to even say some shyt like that is cray. thats no different than big sean claiming to have invented a style of rhyming. smh @ new n1ggas

    • K-Crib

      lol @ Big Sean frontin like he invented a new style. I was exactly reminding bout same shit. New niggas got no respect on the game.

  • Matt Agosta

    j cole i love you bro, but i didnt start that formula. tech n9ne did. anyone know hes the #1 indepdent artist in the world? the man has ZERO radio play and got his money off building a fan base. and he didnt have jay z backing. but i do agree to an extent that j cole brought that formula to the mainstream persay. stay with the flames #ColeWorld

  • brennon

    K-dot kills cole and krit but i like them all...J cole you did no one a favor besides yourself section 80 was a better album i think..only reason coles is dope is because its his first and the interludes make you connect with him as a starving artist which i am . . . PC

    • Anonymous

      So we supposed to respect him because he deliberately put out shit music to please the label? Fuck outta here.

    • Jo

      As dope as Section 80 was, how many units did it sell? Yes it was critically acclaimed but is that what major labels are looking for? Of course not. they are normally looking for big hits. Cole spoke the truth, looking at his success, maybe labels will not put that big hit pressure and let these artists put out music thats not radio friendly.

  • -_-

    male groupies in here..

  • Anonymous

    I feel him on one aspect. But I also know that after selling 200k 1st week, he dropped more than 70% and continues to drop. Even right now, he is sitting at 320k. This is not even on pace to go gold until spring or so (maybe), after doing 200k + 1st week? Thats where the "hit single" comes in. It helps sustain your sales. It keeps you visible.

    • Anonymous

      True yall can't compare sells coz shit is different back then when DMX sells like triple plat but we dont find his career anymore. But about impact yes J Cole is shit times weaker than any of rappahs out there, I mean he is good but what's next. I still recommend KRIT on new position of some kinda "new impact" shit, he is like new Pimp C on the game

    • Fado

      320k is good nowadays.

    • D3

      EXACTLY... Why does everyone act like he is making some type of major impact??? This may BARELY go gold. May not do that. WHo is he PAVING the way for? He has not done anything. And I hate that he is acting like Workout is so good and a big record. It's far from that. VERY far

  • weswes

    haha cole changed the game? and lamar and krit dont need a huge radio single? hahahaha negro please!!!! j.coles album will never see platinum. and will take years for gold. (i doubt itll make it) its not the radio play.. its the talent. and lets admit that j.cole is not whack, but he isnt the m=next big super star. now kendrick lamars ceiling is way higher.. it also helps that dr dre will put him on detox. and dre said it himself, "im going to concentrate on kendrick to make sure his shit sounds right" j.cole on the other hand was abandoned by jigga. eiher way, if theres one thing jigga cant do, its groom an artist.

    • @lias

      he'll groom em, just to stand next to em and absorb their shine. ie. watch the throne. kanye should've promoted my dark twisted fantasy a lil more since it is a better record, but i guess he figured he could get bigger cheddar with jigga out on tour. jay needs kanye, not vice versa actually...

    • Anonymous

      who gives a fuck about platinum.it was a nice a album period.and u a fool if u think lamars album s gonna go platinum he doesnt even have half of j coles buzz.

    • OSN

      AMEN MY BROTHA!!! FOLLOW ME @ 4i2

  • YADIG

    COLE GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!! NO STAR QUALITIES AT ALL!!! YMCMB>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>COCK NATION

  • Anonymous

    Cole keep it up, !

  • jg

    lmao wtf how did cole world change the game? Jcole will never be the talent Kanye is, as a rapper or producer

    • Anonymous

      Co-Sign... J Cole didn't change anything and he brings nothing new to hiphop...I hate the Kanye comparisons because he's not even 1/4 as talented as Kanye.

  • Anonymous

    A few months ago these so called hip hop heads was in love with JCole now they hate him cuz he on the radio LMAO!!

  • DeRealest

    J. Cole, you really meant to say "Oh yeah, I make the same beat over and over again so I can see how that makes me like Kanye". "Yeah, Krit and Kendrick didn't need big singles. Krit, he don't have nothing who samples Adele? I'm on that radio grind, all hooks. Hey yo here's a banging punchline right here, "I'm so spicy, I was asked to be the 6th spice girl". I gave Kendrick that Hi Power beat cause it was filler dawg, not the only great beat I've ever made."

  • Devin Williams

    Can u read? It says somebody compared his career to Kanye West

  • DX ???

    what did he say about kanye west in this article ,. i swear you guys are retarded

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