Tue 30 Mar 2010
Mikey: Tonight, J.Cole rocks a sold-out S.O.B. for the Hot97 Who’s Next series, and tomorrow, he reps the XXL Freshmen 10 concert at the Highline Ballroom.
But earlier this evening, I caught up with Young Simba and asked him how he felt about Jae Millz’ recent criticism that XXL’s Freshmen 10 should have included Vado (“Who the f–k are these other niggas?…them n—as is f–kin’ wack.…n—as know who ain’t supposed to be on that f–king cover.”).
Showing that J.Cole has already learned some media-trained restraint from being around vets, he brushed off the rant, saying: “I don’t know in particular who he was talking about and I don’t know him but if that’s his opinion that’s his opinion…but I feel like whoever is on that cover would beg to differ.”
Miss Info: Well-played, young man. But honestly, I’m pretty sure even Jae would admit that J.Cole fully deserved his spot on the cover and on the list.
(I have a few more clips from my sitdown with J. Cole coming soon)