just got done watching the video........
........alot of truth in there but at the same time I think it was alot of uninformed statements being made.
bottom line is J. Cole is J.Cole's problem, if you even wanna call it a problem...which him and his team probably wont. Alot of us on the outside look at his situation and prolly come to the agreement with one of the four in the interview...those of us that wont prolly have seen and heard Cole in interviews and kinda got a feel for where his head is.
Cole if you cant see by the choice of album title, doesnt want the shine yet, he doesnt want the acclaim(well he does but not "pop" acclaim). The way he mapped his isssh out with his team(good or bad) is on some "underdog, bottom of the barrel, majority slept on me but now im finally at the top" steez. Early on he kept saying this in every interview that thats kinda want he wanted to do. Now what we are witnessing is 1)the struggle between trying to stay barely being known, and being red hot 2) Poor execution for multiple reasons.
he is stopping himself from crossing that threshold cuz he doesnt want to...cuz that aint how he want it to be or cuz he is scared or he cant...add in jiggaman's lack of guidance and bam
I will say ole boy with the dreads made the best points about the producing thing only cuz ive all ways had a problem with Cole's production...the girl saying sumbody pick his 5 beats and all that isssh was flat out crazy tho...hell naw