No I.D. recalls J. Cole forming a habit of passing his beats
Veteran producer No I.D. recently stopped by Spotify’s RapCaviar where he spoke about a number of things, including a time when J. Cole regularly passed his instrumentals.
No I.D. recounted Cole skipping beats used on Big Sean’s “Control” and “My Last,” Nas’ “Stay” and Rick Ross’ “Tears of Joy” in just two weeks.
“I used to have a running joke with J. Cole like, ‘Yo, I gotta do a session with you so I can do a beat that you’re not going to use, that I can get off,’” he said.
“It was like a week or two we was working in the beginning,” he added. “For him, I did the ‘Control’ beat, Nas ‘Stay,’ ‘Tears of Joy,’ ‘My Last’ and something else. And it was just like, ‘Nah, that ain’t it.’”