INTERVIEW: J. Cole Talks “Middle Child” Follow-Up, Reputation, Buck The System & Dreamers 3

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J. Cole is the subject of a GQ cover story, as it was annouced on the 18th March, which draws back to his All-Star Game headlining performance. During the extensive piece, Cole reflects on his journey, legacy, time in the spotlight, interviewing Lil Pump, Revenge Of The Dreamers 3, and more. on The Dreamers 3, the rapper explained on how the sessions were, “It was like Disneyland and some shit” – J. Cole shared. read the original article from GQ here:

“I’ve reached a point in my life, where I’m like, ‘How long am I gonna be doing this for?’” says Cole. “I’m starting to realize like, oh shit—let’s say I stopped this year. I would feel like I missed out on certain experiences, you know? Working with certain artists, being more collaborative, making more friends out of peers, making certain memories that I feel like if I don’t, I’m gonna regret it one day.”

J. Cole, is a married man, also opens up about fatherhood and how it’s changed him. “I changed my life in order to get ready to have a family and to have a son,” he says. “I literally changed my life, where I was living, the things that I was doing. I changed. So because of that, when my son came, I was ready. I already made room.”

He also shared about his performance at All Star Weekend Game:

He sighs. “Everybody hits me up. I got people texting me, like, ‘Bro, I can’t believe you’re performing the All-Star Game halftime show. Ain’t that so crazy?’ In my mind, I’m just like, ‘Bro, this feels like a job—you know what I mean?’ ” J. Cole is social, for sure—he’s loved going out ever since going out meant chasing girls at the skating rink. But he’s notoriously introverted when it comes to events like this. “I don’t like center-of-attention-type moments,” he says. “Like the camera, mad people, the world watching the arena, and I have to do something right.”

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