After introducing the world to mamadukes, J. Cole lets Kendrick Lamar take the stand in the second episode of his "Born Sinner" series.
Here, K. Dot reflects on his earliest exposure to music - his pops bumping Big Daddy Kane immediately after he was born - and how his partner Jason Estrada told him to never waste his gift.
"I still I haven't found what I'm looking for in this," he says. "I always figured I was a really strong-minded person. I fell and bumped my head a few times being influenced by the people around me but I always felt like I was a leader. But there's a type of temptation when the spotlight is on you. That really defines how much will-power and how strong-minded you really are..."
Born Sinner drops June 25.