As we entered 2018, J. Cole‘s name began to pop up as he was scheduled to serve as a headliner to a slew of festivals. What later ended up being a set up to promote his now fifth studio album K.O.D., it’s safe to say that fans couldn’t be any happier. Becoming more engaging with fans on social media, J. Cole quickly stepped back, as he continues to stand by his views of social media being addicting and depressing.

However, before the Dreamville rapper completely goes ghost again – he did us justice and sat down with legendary hip-hop radio host, Angie Martinez, during Rolling Loud weekend in Miami. The last we saw these two sit down was during Martinez’s first few months over at Power 105.1. Conducting an interview that found Cole opening up much more in comparison to previous sitdowns, Martinez used Cole’s words of kindness and affirmations in the foreword of her book, My Voice.

Four years later in completely different headspaces, the friendship and openness between Cole and Angie still remain the same.

In the new interview, J. Cole talks about Drake texting him, “I hate you,” in a joking manner after solidifying the #1 spot on Spotify for most first-day streams for his album K.O.D., the recent “Fuck J. Cole” chants at Smokepurpp shows, what he thinks of the new generation of rap, and much more.

On “Fuck J. Cole” Chants:

“That ‘Fuck J. Cole’ chant you’ve seen, that was prominent for at least a year before that song [‘1985’] came out […] There was a whole energy happening which was new to me […] I was genuinely confused. Why are they saying this? Who is saying this. Are they for real?”

On the new wave of “Lil” rappers:

“I love them […] I actually fuck with their music. It’s not like I drive around listening to it, but I’ve spent time with it. It’s fun.”