J. Cole and Dale Earnhardt Jr. graced the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s Music Issue back in January. Now, the Grammy-nominated rapper and NASCAR star take viewers behind-the-scenes of their cover shoot.

Sitting down with Marty Smith, the two North Carolina natives discuss how their unlikely connection came about, Earnhardt Jr. becoming a fan of J. Cole when “Power Trip” came out, being examples of how different cultures can come together, and they go on a tour of Dale’s enormous 250 acre property in North Carolina.

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