When J. Cole announced his newest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive would be released next month, his fans were in for a treat. Going MIA since he dropped into Ferguson unexpectedly, fans were surprised yet again when he invited them to visit his old house in North Carolina to listen to his album a month before release. Recently, he spoke to The Fader and had a very interesting dialogue about how stereotypes can adversely affect people who have never met.
“My patterns and stereotypes about each type of person are a little more informed. It’s not accurate,” he said in the six-minute clip. “There are people who have never had interactions with 19 year old Puerto Rican people, or young black people, or gays. Most information about these people comes from television- stereotypes that already exist in the media.”
Watch J. Cole’s full Fader feature above, 2014 Forest Hills Drive drops on Dec. 9.