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Jim Jones Explains Why He Passed On The Chance To Sign J. Cole

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Jim Jones could've signed J. Cole back in the day but thought he was too much like Drake. Capo told that sad tale to Eric and Jeff Rosenthal on their podcast A Waste of Time.

"J. Cole didn't have a team when he came to me," said Jimmy. "It was just J. Cole rapping .... Light skin kid coming to the studio every day rapping like Drake, and at that point it was Drake. Niggas didn't know what to do with no Drake. Drake was just a phenomenon at that point. You can't have two of them right now. As you see, it took him a few years after that to kind of find his place and what he wanted to do. He ain't rapping like Drake no more, but when he was in my studio he was."

Speaking of Drizzy and Cole, who do you think is a better lyricist? You can listen to Jimmy speak about the North Carolina rapper below at the 104:53 mark.

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