Roc Nation star J. Cole admitted in a recent interview that he knows that there's a ton of pressure on him as the first major success on the imprint. With his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story among the more acclaimed releases of 2011 and with a Grammy nod for Best New Artist, Cole discussed briefly what its been like helping to fortify the house that Jay built.
“Being the first artist signed to Roc Nation, there’s a lot of pressure that rides on it, a lot of expectations," Cole said in a clip. "That’s how I work, I work off motivation. I’m about to really kill the game ’cause I’m prepared.”
Cole has helped pave the way for a burgeoning wave of new Roc Nation artists that will be releasing new material throughout the year.