J. Cole recently spoke to Nardwuar, who revealed information related to how Kendrick Lamar ultimately signed with Dr. Dre.

Nardwuar went on to ask Cole, “did you tell Dr. Dre about Kendrick?” J. Cole paused for a long time, then said, “Who told you that? Who gave you that piece of information?” The rapper then noted no one ever asked him that, and said he isn’t the first to tell him.” Cole went on to say the convo happened while he was working on ‘Detox,” saying, “…The answer is, yes. I did. I’m not gonna say I was the first to tell him…I was like, ‘Yo, you gotta sign this kid from Compton.”