J. Cole Talks About His Fear Of Becoming A "Rich N***A" (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) For many listeners one of the standout tracks on J. Cole’s sophomore album was the song “Rich N****z.” The cut opens with the Roc Nation emcee rapping “I hate rich n****s,” but it then goes on to reveal the rapper’s own apprehension about the fact he is now one of those people with money he use to hate.

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Cole spoke with Hard Knock TV to discuss track 9 off Born Sinner. He talks about growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina feeling jealous of his classmates who were more well off than him. He shares another story about his mother having to take on a part-time job and his worries that she would get hurt delivering pizza at night.

Cole also refers to “Rich N****z’s” second verse where he calls out rappers who focus all their rhymes on wealth and material possessions. He then questions himself on whether he is now a part of that group of entertainers that put money first.

“I’m talking to this rapper like, ‘Damn, your flow is ill, but the only thing you offer to world is talking about how much money you have?” says Cole. “I know you’re suppose to write your life, but damn you ain’t got nothing else to talk about. I see through you… Oh s**t. Am I becoming you? That’s the fear.”

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Watch the interview below.

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  • Casor_G

    The fact he has to ask lets you know the he is indeed becoming that dude

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      and the fact that hes feeling sometype way about it is the problem … life is about growth but he acts like he wants his moms out there delivery pizza … like he said ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IS TO TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE !! when you approach it from that aspect its def not a good look …. but peep whats missing from a rich n*gga rap … and thats how to get r*ch talk about that … and talk about how to maintain …. but im dropping too many jewels i plan on being that guy to bring REAL REALITY back to rap ……….. exit stage ————————>

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    cole dont see the lane its all good i see it clear as day!

  • C. Black

    Me personally, I love that real reality spit that comes from the likes of Cole, Stalley, etc, but I also love that rich nigga shit too. That rich man talk inspires and motivates me to want to get to the money. Its my theme music.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      its reckless tho because no one can really live like that … even fif had to eventually downside his lifestyle IJS … so guys like french gucci gotti that be on that rich nigga ish is all entertainment … its not real by anymeans if it is most def someone is paying a price for your personal gains …. its easy to OBTAIN but hard to MAINTAIN now thats real rich nigga ish go ask HAMMER ABOUT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • johnblacksad

    this dude is scared of hurting girls, now he scared of getting money…

    >>>> back to Styles P or Scarface or somebody

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  • Obi Won

    I feel what J Cole is saying, but its no way around it, even us as regular dudes go through it. Some ish you just can’t do anymore as your maturity and money grows.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      f is wrong wit cole the point is to elevate … you dont want that give it up then lol … that is unless when he say rich n*gga he means as in a gucci mane soulja boy who pretty much come off as materialistic and let material things they possess define them ……………..

      • Obi Won

        lol, man its like BIG said, “I remember being on the corner seeing the nigga in the benz, thinking F that nigga i’ll rob his azz, now that I made it, i’m the dude in the benz, and you can see the niggas saying that about me”
        Cole probably sees rich niggaz as being corny, and fears being a rich snob, idk lol

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