J. Cole Explains How He Missed Out On Nas' "Stay" & Rick Ross's "Tears Of Joy"

In a recent sit down with MTV, J. Cole explained how missed out on two No I.D.-produced beats,

By
Music 
196 Hypes 0 Comments

In a recent sit down with MTV, J. Cole explained how missed out on two No I.D.-produced beats, “Stay” and “Tears Of Joy,” which ended up going to Nas and Rick Ross respectively. Chalking it up to his “inexperience in the game,” Cole revealed that because he wasn’t able to solidify the purchase of the “Stay” instrumental with his A&R, No I.D. went ahead and passed on for Nas to use on his Life Is Good album.

We did the most incredible songs in one week. We did ‘Not Too Late,’ ‘Stay,’ ‘Never Told’ and a few more joints that haven’t even come out yet. ‘Stay’ was towards the end of the process — he just looped up this sample, and while he’s looping up the sample, I’m writing the words, and before you know it, I have the song. ‘Stay’ was my favorite song that was absolutely going on my first album, but I guess I’ll just chalk it up to my inexperience in the game. As time goes on, I’m not solidifying it, which basically means I’m not locking down the beat from No I.D. Long story short, I didn’t buy that beat from No I.D., and Nas bought that beat. He didn’t even know I did a joint on it either. I don’t even know if he knows, but I had that shit first.

That taught me a lesson real quick: If you want a record, you have to put some money down on it. Honestly, I heard Nas’ joint one time, and I can’t listen again. It’s hard for me. It’s rightfully his record, he put it out first, and he killed it too, but I can’t listen.

You can check out J. Cole’s version of “Stay,” recorded back in 2009, by grabbing his recently released Truly Yours EP, by clicking here.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Google Introduces the Chromebook Pixel
Fashion

Google Introduces the Chromebook Pixel

Having already staked its claim on part of the smartphone market with the Nexus, Google sets its

Wale - Street Runner
Music 

Wale - Street Runner

Wale and company enjoy a night on the town in Las Vegas in the MMG rapper’s latest visual release

Commune de Paris 2013 Spring/Summer Collection
Fashion

Commune de Paris 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Commune de Paris unveils its 2013 spring/summer lineup, encompassing a comprehensive range of


Nike Roshe Run Mid "New York, Paris, Tokyo, London" Collection
Footwear Fashion

Nike Roshe Run Mid "New York, Paris, Tokyo, London" Collection

Nike’s sleeper hit of 2012, the Roshe Run, returns this spring in a new midcut and new colorways as

Y-3 2013 Spring/Summer Lookbook
Fashion

Y-3 2013 Spring/Summer Lookbook

To be expected, Yohji Yamamoto’s vision for the Y-3 spring/summer collection is a deconstruction of

Givenchy Star-Embellished Printed Cotton T-Shirt
Fashion

Givenchy Star-Embellished Printed Cotton T-Shirt

Decking out both Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant with garbs for All-Star weekend, Givenchy gears up to

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.