Signed to Roc Nation in 2009, and reaching number one on the US Billboard charts with his debut album Cole World: Sideline Story, COLE told FUSE why he gives JAY his props but doesn’t ride his coattails.
“You can’t be bigger than Jay-Z.
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That’s a big shadow. I knew it would take me going out and building my own foundation,” he said.
COLE continued, “You never see Jay-Z walk me to 106 [& Park] or really introduce me anywhere. He just gave me a record label and gave me a shot, an opportunity which I appreciate.”
COLE’s independence is hella sexy, right?