Funkmaster Flex caught up with rising star J.Cole to chop it up about the hottest chicks in the game, his favorite vehicles, three artists he wants to work with that he hasn't already, the Kid Cudi vs Wale beef and his new album.
Funkmaster Flex: When are we getting the album?
J. Cole: It could be a December, it could be a January, it all depends. I always say I want the most people to want my album. I don't want to come out and do low numbers and have just my fans pleased, I wanna reach the masses.
FF: If you had to pick three artists that you would like to work with that you haven't worked with, which three would they be?
J. Cole:Kanye West, Andre 3000 and Lauryn Hill. I wanna catch all my favorites before they decide they don't wanna do it no more.
FF: Three chicks that you're feeling off the top.
J. Cole:Definitely Nicki Minaj, she's on fire right now in more ways than one. Rosario Dawson at all times. And then imma take it to left field... not really left field, but Scarlett Johanson whooo! I could have went Halle Berry, I could have went somewhere else, but I gotta pull out Scarlett Johanson cuz she's that thorough.
FF:Wale and Kid Cudi recently had a disagreement. Like last year's [XXL Top Freshmen] cover they were on it correct? And this year of course you're on it. Outside looking in, what was your take on it [their beef] when you saw it going on?
J. Cole : Outside looking it I don't know a lot about the situation, but it was a letdown, you don't wanna see that happen. Especially with two artists that came up in the same era. I think Wale handled it correct, how he should of. Everybody expects him to go crazy, blackout, you know, twitter rant. But I think it's cool how he handled it.
What do you guys think of Cole's picks for the three baddest females? Would you like to hear collaborations between him Kanye, Lauryn Hill or Andre 3000?
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