Finally, Nardwuar finally landed his follow-up interview with J. Cole.
Saturday, December 25, Human Serviette posted its new meeting with the big boss of Dreamville Records online. The interview lasted for at least a few years, with Cole turning down Nardwuar at the Days N Vegas 2019 festival when the eccentric questioner was due to leave. Nardy made up for lost time with a nearly hour-long conversation with the MC from North Carolina that left Cole speechless at times.
Nardwuar surprised Cole at the Windmark recording studio in Santa Monica, California. For those unfamiliar with Nardwuar’s interview style, the interviewer has CIA-level skills to delve deep into a subject’s past and bring up moments the subject forgot or are amazed Nardwuar was able to achieve. . Nard first blew Cole away when he mentioned that the studio they are in is where Cole recorded a track on 2014 Forest Hills Route, which fell seven years ago from the date of the interview. âIt’s crazy, I’m just realizing it right now,â Cole said. “It’s on a certain timing, my God, at the type level. It’s crazy.”
As always, Nardwuar brings gifts to accompany his requests. He blesses Cole with a few rare 45s of old songs that Cole has sampled in the past. He also brings up Cole’s first rap name, The Therapist, and has him explain his origins. For nearly an hour, Nardwuar delves into Cole’s history, obtaining unpublished information about the platinum rapper’s come-up, his teenage years and his musical tastes.
Nardwuar interviewed J. Cole for the first time in 2011.
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