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The Story Of How J Cole Became The Realest Rapper Out There
All of a sudden Cole realised he had tons of amazing rhymes and no beats to team them with. Realising he needed to master the art of producing too, his mother bought him an 808 beat machine so he could make music himself. "t was mad expensive, like $1600, $1700, so she put it on a layaway plan" Cole remembers. After that everything changed. Everyday I spent on that beat machine. I became immersed. Made my first song with that beat machine when I was 15."