J.Cole surprised fans at the end of 2014 with his widely praised album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The 13-track opus covered a bevy of topics including learning to appreciate loved ones and the life you’ve been given.
“When I was young, I thought that success was all I needed. That was going to bring the happiness. Buying my mom a house, the fame, the accolades having people say ‘Yo, you really are the best in the game.’ I thought those things would bring the happiness. Then when those things came, the happiness wasn’t there.”
Watch the clip below. The full interview airs Tuesday (March 17) on PBS.