50 and crew passed on J. Cole before he blew up. Interesting read. (Interview with J. Cole)

Excerpt from Vibe Q&A with J. Cole....

Sha Money XL told me once that he brought you to 50 Cent before you signed with Roc Nation. What do you remember about first meeting him?
I didn’t meet 50 when Sha was trying to introduce me, but there’s a crazy story. I was unsigned and my name was starting to get around the industry. I took a meeting with Paul Rosenberg and a meeting with Mark Pitts, but my stuff hadn’t got to Jay Z yet. Nobody was making a move. “Lights Please” and “Lost Ones” were making their rounds, but it wasn’t no real action yet. I ended up in Connecticut at 50’s crib and he wasn’t home that night but people was still in his crib.

Were Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks around?
Yayo, Sha Money and a couple other people were there, but Banks wasn’t that night. Yayo was going nuts, like, “Son!” When I see Tony Yayo today we still talk about that. It was a crazy night. After that, Sha Money was trying to f*** with me heavy. He was like “Son, look, I’m playing 50 your s***.” Supposedly the story is that he played 50 my s*** and 50 wasn’t sure. Like, “I don’t know, man. Is he one of these skinny jeans n*****?” He couldn’t see it, but it was a good time in my life. It was brand new, fresh. Being in that crib was amazing.

Full article: http://www.vibe.com/photo-gallery/qa-j-cole-speaks-nearly-reuniting...

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Thats crazy
Haha Fif "Is he one of those Skinny Jean Niccas".. I dont hang round those guys lol
Fucc jhoe dat fufu aassss nnniiigggaaaa wacc "we don't clicc play"
Cole aint Unit.
No...but, neither is Hot Rod or Lea. Cole is a young talent that could of given 50 that youth movement he needed at that time. Maybe on a label like G-Note (even though GNote was a terrible idea)
He wouldn't have blew up with 50 anyways. He just would've been another Lloyd banks, in the sense that nobody would've cared about him unless they were g unit fans.
he'd rather sign kidd kidd & paris who will never sell
J cole is f***** weak. His album was trash in a very disappointing year for hip hop. All these albums sound horrible especially gay Sean.
He made a smart move he woulda been irrelevant like all of them.
Lmao "Is he one of those skinny jean n*****?" good story but Cole wouldn't have fit into G-Unit anyway
he also passed on Drake and Nicki Minaj... Then signs artists like Shawty Lo and Genasis lmao. anyway, they wouldn't be big if they signed to G-Unit Records

but he signs shawty lo for 10 milli has hotrod who turned fromgangsta rapper to pop music now wearing skinny jeans


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