Nardwuar’s interviews are the kind to take rappers by surprise. Unique character of its kind, this interview ace will have succeeded in surprising a J. Cole wondering where he had unearthed all this exclusive information, including one related to Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar .
J. Cole caught off guard in interview
On YouTube, many compilations bring together the moments when Nardwuar has managed to amaze the stars he interviews. Having become an expert in the art of touching the hearts of rappers who answer his questions, he once again proved his professionalism by bringing J. Cole to new ground. Thus, the same Nardwuar will push Cole to confirm his leading role in the meeting and then the collaboration between Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar .
Asked if Cole is the one who put Lamar on Dre’s radar, the interpreter of No Role Modelz will block out for a long time, before confirming: “Who told you that?” Who gave you this information? The answer is yes. I’m not going to claim to have been the first to tell him about it. […] I was like “Yo, you should sign that kid from Compton, Kendrick”. “
In fact, Kendrick Lamar will sign with Aftermath Entertainment in 2013, before becoming one of the most respected MCs. J. Cole will admit having also had the desire to sign the rapper, but he will be finally doubled by the team of Dre, better equipped to make explode all his talent. Rewarded multiple times, Lamar is on the other hand the type to take his time, and his fans are still waiting for a successor to the DAMN box . published in 2017. In 2022 maybe?