J. Cole Still in Search of Jay-Z Record

J. Cole and Jay-Z

When you’re signed to Roc Nation, Jay-Z may only be a phone call away, but J. Cole is not ready to make that call just yet. The Roc Nation rapper is still looking for the perfect record for his boss to jump on.

While they’ve worked together on “A Star Is Born” from Jay’s Blueprint 3 album, Cole has yet to find the right collaboration for his debut. “I haven’t found the song that we wanna do yet, but there was one that almost happened, that he was about to write to,” he tells Rap-Up.com. “I didn’t even write to it. I just gave him the beat like, ‘Yo, I think you would sound good on this.’ I’m glad nothing really happened because a few months later I realized that’s not the one.”

There have been other contenders, including one on his newest mixtape Friday Night Lights. “There was this one record we were gonna do. Even the song ‘Enchanted’ off the mixtape, that’s a song that when I first did it, I heard Jay-Z. I’m thinkin’ like, ‘Man, is this gonna be the song?’” he says. “But I’m really particular and picky, just by the way I move and handle my announcements and everything. I’m really calculated.”

The North Carolina native hopes that by the time his album drops in the spring, he will find that record. “I’m definitely hoping. I plan on it. Every new song I do for the album is getting better and better, so hopefully I’ll do the one for me and Jay soon.”

He has, however, played the majority of the eagerly-awaited project for his boss. “I haven’t sat down and played him it in its entirety, front to back, ’cause I don’t even know what that is yet. But I played him pretty much all the songs that are on the album at some point, either when I first did ‘em or like four or five in a batch. But yeah, Jay has heard all the music.”

J. Cole’s as-yet-untitled debut is due in the spring featuring production from No I.D., Danjahandz, and Brian Kidd.



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10 Comments

  1. kCudi

    Just let Kanye do the beat. Never fails.

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  2. ebeledi

    i agree kcudi kanye murders beats
    but damnnn the album is def gonna be a instant classic….

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  3. Say

    I love j Cole……..j Cole does beats too and they hot

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  4. ncarolina bred

    i agree ebeledi, i cant wait for the album to drop

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  5. Eddy

    think j cole have a lot potencial on his mind, he’s one the nices rappers outthere right now.

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  6. Don White

    you should do a song with Big daddy kane, Nas and Jay z.

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  8. Brom

    Friday Night Lights is still on repeat, has been since the drop. Whatever song they chose it’ll be epic. Can’t wait for J. Cole to come out with an album

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  9. jhuntdaprodigy

    Classic, but agree, I want to hear Cole spit on a non-rushed Kanye beat

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  10. Goon

    COLE WORLD

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