J.Cole On The Importance Of Giving Back To His Community


Mikey Fresh | February 28, 2011 - 10:16 pm

SoulCulture/ Orange Rockcorps sat down with J.Cole, who a gave a refreshingly positive outlook on giving back to the community that raised him.

“We used to sit around and have conversations about what we would do when we got money,” he recalls from his days on the come up. “The community centres we would build, the programs we would have and the things we would offer – even before I got on this was on my mind and still is, of course.”

“It’s important to me because I know what it is to not have those things,” he explains. “Luckily I had a mother who was smart enough to push me in the right direction… but I don’t remember structures, organisations that were there to help…”

“I would love to create a structured place for kids with low-income families, abusive families, single-parent [households]… whatever. People with not as much opportunity to come and have the opportunity to make music.”



(via Nahright)