Like many of today’s heavyweight artists, J. Cole rarely gives interviews. Over the past month though, the Roc Nation MC has sat down with both GQ and XXL. After headlining his first-ever Dreamville Fest last weekend, J. Cole sat down with the Rap Radar podcast backstage following his performance.

During the 22-minute conversation, Cole World discussed the logistics and putting together the Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina. The 34-year-old speaks on building Dreamville Records and the process when it comes to signing artists like J.I.D and Earthgang. His highest charting record to date, Cole breaks down how the T-Minus produced “Middle Child” came together and the urgency to put it out. Recording “a lot” with 21 Savage, his run of guest features in 2018, paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle, the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album, and taking the next step with the artists on Dreamville Records.

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