Well recently we saw drake talk about how he looks up to Nas and learns from his tracks. Well now J Cole had came out and said about it. Roc Nation's J. Cole recently revealed his admiration for Nas and explained why the New York rapper has influenced his method of storytelling in songs.
In addition to Nas, Cole said he was fond of the late emcee Tupac Shakur for his writing skills. "The more lyrical rappers. I gravitate toward the classic and more lyrical rappers," he explaind in an interview. "Sometimes when I'm in the studio we spend an hour on YouTube watching old rap and freestyle. For a while there it was really lyrical and witty and was always personalized. I'm drawn toward storytellers like Nas and Tupac. I'm realizing my own work in this day is generally not something that is out there. There is a lot of talent, but they just aren't putting out what I am. The whole game is exciting but nobody in a long time has come out with the skills for lyrical writing that I am coming out with."
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