Watch: J. Cole’s ‘Born Sinner’ Series (Episode 2 – Kendrick Lamar)


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.

The “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” rapper also reflects on his pensive interview with the legendary Erykah Badu, who stumped him by asking what fulfillment he sought from his career.

“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.