J. Cole recalls encouraging Dr. Dre to sign Kendrick Lamar when he was still in his infancy.

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The one compared to the legendary Tupac whose music influenced adolescence, Kendrick Lamar was signed by Dr. Dre on his aftermath label in 2013 . Rumors say that J. Cole would have played an important role in this collaboration. The rapper confirms the hallway noises, during an interview with Nardwuar, the famous musical interviewer.

J. Cole has confirmed he played an important role in signing the hip-hop legend to Compton

In an interview with Nardwuar on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of his flagship project, 2014 Forest Hills Drive , J. Cole confirmed that he played an important role in Dr. Dre’s signing as hipster legend. hop from Compton, Kendrick Lamar . When asked if the rumors about his involvement were true, the “ATM” artist asked, “Who told you that?” Who gave you this information? “

” …The answer is yes. It’s me. I’m not going to say I was the first to tell him… I was saying something like, ‘Yo, you gotta sign that kid from Compton,’ ” Cole explained to the reporter, adding that he mentioned Lamar’s name. while Dre was working on his Detox project in 2002 .

Dr. Dre was impressed with the talent of young Kendrick at the time, but…

Complex reports that one of the producer’s team was already familiar with the upcoming artist’s work “Forbidden Fruit,” and ultimately, Dre signed it to his Aftermath label in 2013 . “Congratulations to Dr. Dre. He made the right decision, ”Cole told Nardwuar, who then asked the Fayetteville native if he personally intended to sign the talent he had discovered.

“100%”, confirmed the rapper. “I don’t know what I would have signed with him. You see what I mean ? Our business is unstable, but it was at this point that I switched to him during this time. I met him and I was immediately very impressed. It would have been the first artist on my mind [to sign], but I found he had bigger issues to deal with. “ Said Dr. Dre.

And J. Cole who receives gifts from Nardwuar              

US rapper and producer J. Cole is seen in another footage of the interview receiving a collection of gifts from Nardwuar. Among others we could distinguish, a Dilla turntable from the estate of J. Dilla, a Breaks & Beats Spaceman doll and a handful of vinyl records (including the “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” by First Choice, sampled by the young man of 36 years on “Middle Child”).

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