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How Well Do St. John’s Students Know J. Cole’s Music? | Genius News

November 14, 2019

Jacques: J. Cole is one of the leading figures
in the rap game today. From his deep lyrics to his outlook on life,
he’s influenced a generation. So we decided to hit up his, and my alma
mater, St. John’s University, and see how well some of his fans know his music. Jacques: Did you know J. Cole went to St. John’s? Speaker 3: I did. I found out when I first transferred here. Speaker 4: I definitely did, and I did live
in his dorm building. Jacques: Are you all fans of J Cole? Speaker 5: Of course. Speaker 6: Yes. 100% Speaker 7: His storytelling, it’s the best
in the game. Speaker 8: I have a tattoo, actually. Jacques: Can you show it to us? Speaker 8: Yeah. “No such thing as a life that’s better than
yours.” Jacques: Where’s that from? Speaker 8: Love Yours. Jacques: So how do you think y’all are going
to do? Speaker 8: I think I’ll do pretty well. Speaker 4: I have faith in us. Jacques: You’re wearing a Dreamville shirt,
so I’m going to go a little hard on you. Where was J. Cole born: Fayetteville, North
Carolina, or Frankfurt, Germany? Speaker 5: North Carolina. Speaker 3: North Carolina. Speaker 4: Germany. You got to get with it. His father was in the military. Yeah, backstories. J. Cole fan. Jacques: What was J. Cole’s first rap name:
Blaza or the Therapist? Speaker 6: Is it the Therapist? Speaker 8: Yeah, I say the Therapist. Speaker 10: Oh, he used both. Blaza. Speaker 11: The therapist? Thank you, thank you. It was a good shot. Speaker 12: I’m pretty sure it was Blaza. The Therapist came after. Speaker 10: What is the name of J. Cole’s
first mix tape: ‘The Warm Up’ or ‘The Come Up?’ Speaker 13: The Come Up. Speaker 3: The Come Up. Let’s go. Jacques: What was J. Cole’s first project
to go platinum with no features: ‘For Eyez Only,’ or ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive?’ Speaker 6: Is it For Your Eyes Only? Speaker 7: 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Group: 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Speaker 8: Forest Hills Drive. For Your Eyes Only was after. Duh. Jacques: Finish the following lyric: “First
things first…” Speaker 13: “Rest in peace, Uncle Phil.” Jacques: “First things first…” Speaker 3: “I’m the realist.” Speakers 4 & 5: “Rest in peace, Uncle Phil.” Speaker 5: I can’t even believe I didn’t get
that. Group: “Rest in peace, Uncle Phil.” Speaker 8: “First things first, rest in peace,
Uncle Phil.” Speaker 8: For real. J. Cole: (singing)
Jacques: What St. John’s dorm room is J. Cole rapping in, in this video? Speaker 14: I’m going to say, Donovan? Speaker 15: Hollis? Speaker 16: That’s Hollis 503. Speaker 6: If you lived in Hollis… because
I lived in Hollis, and people like, “Yo, J. Cole lived here.” So, it’s like, “I lived here!” Jacques: What song did Nas hear, that caused
them to be disappointed in Cole, which eventually led to the song “Let Nas Down?” “Crooked Smile,”
or “Work Out?” Speaker 3: I should know this, shouldn’t I? Jacques: You should know this. Speaker 3: Definitely. Crooked Smile. Speaker 17: I want say Work Out. Speaker 13: I’m going to guess it’s Work Out. Speaker 7: Work Out. Speaker 13: Jay-Z wanted a radio song, because
he’s starting to come up, and so he made on, and it did good on the radio but Nas is like,
“What is this shit?” Speaker 7: J Cole waited out in the cold to
get beats to which rapper: Nas, or Jay-Z? Speaker 3: I’d say Nas. Speaker 5: Nas. Speaker 4: Jay-Z. Speaker 5: Oh, wow. See? I suck at this. Speaker 3: It was Jay-Z. Jacques: For the next 10 seconds, name as many members of Dreamville Records as you can. Ready? Go. Speaker 15: Lute, Cozz… Speaker 4: Ari. Speaker 5: Ari. Speaker 6: You said Bas? Speaker 8: Oh, no. I didn’t. Speaker 4: J.I.D., No Disrespect. Speaker 3: I’m so sorry. I have no clue. Speaker 13: Fucking Earthgang. Speaker 15: Omen. Speaker 7: Omen, Lute, J.I.D., Ari Lennox,
Earthgang, Bas, Cozz… Damn, did I miss anybody? Jacques: And J. Cole. Speaker 7: And J. Cole, yeah. Jacques: So, how do you think you did? Speaker 3: Pretty bad. Pretty freaking bad. Speaker 14: A 4.0 GPA. I think we did well. Speaker 4: We should’ve done better. I’m very disappointed. Speaker 16: Oh we passed. Speaker 17: Yeah. Passing grade. Jacques: Cole’s St John’s fans really put
on for their fellow alum. How’d you do? Let us know in the comments. I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News, bringing
you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music. Peace.


  • Reply Flickmations November 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    OK, so this is what we’ve evolved into…. fine

  • Reply A-arron pre-zent November 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Like if genius is the GOAT

  • Reply Corni November 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    666th view no jk lol

  • Reply Corni November 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    let me guess they dont

  • Reply youcef youcef November 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm


  • Reply Madias Beats November 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Cole, finally

  • Reply D W November 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    J.cole the best anyday

  • Reply FLux November 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Its Two-Ohh-One-Four Forrest Hills Drive.

  • Reply Nkosenhle Shazi November 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    got all these right , didn’t need the multiple choice

  • Reply Kan1an November 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    First things first … I'm the realest – Iggy Azalea Fan

  • Reply yungmatt009 November 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    J Cole isn’t an alumni

  • Reply one name November 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Didn't know about blaza

  • Reply Yu ' Jeen November 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Mahn, I Only Lost The Dorm Question!

  • Reply thezachman1 November 13, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Why not visit WSJU? The campus radio station? Where J Cole worked? Seems suspect

  • Reply Gokkesok V2 November 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Only white niggas can like

  • Reply Ngcebo Mnembe November 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    j cole best rapper alive

  • Reply Muhammad Zafar November 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    That guy who said first things first I’m the realest should’ve been kicked out after saying that 🤣😭

  • Reply DreaMRoSeS AM/PM November 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    NOTHING LIKE IT (2011)

  • Reply Tone Riggz November 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I think I attended SJU around the same time that Cole did but only for a year. Probably saw him around campus back then. If I'm not mistaken, he was part of Haraya and they were the student organization that used to put together the Spring Hip Hop concerts on campus. I got to see a lot of artists at those SJU shows like Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Clipse, Remy Ma, Arsonists, Lone Catalysts, Rah Digga, D-Block, Carl Thomas, Tweet, Lyfe Jennings, Black Rob.

    Genius is wild trash nowadays but shoutout to Jacques. I remember the HuffPo GoT episode recaps he used to do.

  • Reply RJ & BRE November 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Really ??? The realest ? 😂

  • Reply Br1nKWorTh RelliM November 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I didn't know the freestyle vid spot

  • Reply Voltexx VG November 13, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    How well do St. John’s students know St JHNs music

  • Reply Shubey D November 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Lol that mannequin looking dude didn't know much of anything 😭🤦‍♂️

  • Reply HeyItsALX November 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    How you forget Lute?

  • Reply Mike Drippyy November 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Wooooooww, these quiz questions was weak and they answers was even weaker. I hope Cole dont see this.

  • Reply SUAVGOD November 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm


  • Reply The Real Don Dada November 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    J Cole make music for niggas that sit when they pee.💯💯

  • Reply Light - Thefatpig November 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    No one :
    Not even god:
    Not even thanos:
    1:50 : IM THE REALEST

  • Reply Jeedsv November 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Girl in the camouflage 🖒

  • Reply Alex Hootsell November 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    That’s me in the grey shirt!!😂

  • Reply Denzel Lucas November 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Is that Megan Markel in the thumbnail?

  • Reply EJ Galang November 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    That girl wearing the camou hit me up Iloveyou 💜

  • Reply Hassan E.S November 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Blue mans got L’d in every question

  • Reply D Sav November 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    The blue dude was hilarious 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Jaden Guppy November 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    1:49 with that iggy line, got me reminiscing "Fire Squad" where Cole says "Watch iggy win a grammy as i try to crack a smile." pure fire!!

  • Reply S Bharath Kumar November 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    first thing first…

    Nicki Minaj: imma eat ya brain

  • Reply Zzz_daniel 1 November 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    First things first rest in peace uncle phill

    For reall

    You the only father i ever knew
    i get ma bitch pregnant ima be a better you

  • Reply Dolla OtfJ November 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Wish I could have a feature with Cole man hopefully dreams come true

  • Reply TacosDonKoopa November 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Dude in the costume is about to transfer somewhere else after this lmfao

  • Reply Taha Shah November 13, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    At 1:49 I paused the video and left my room

  • Reply Timothy Sichone November 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    The short shawty a FAN fan

  • Reply chad Hasey November 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm


  • Reply David Nyenwe November 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    naz sucks
    its impossible to be disappointed in ANYTHING j Cole puts out
    das fax

  • Reply Jay Towerz November 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Im dmc in the place to be i go to st johns university

  • Reply Luisha Bernardez November 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    I heard that beat lollll

  • Reply Caleb Wilkie November 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    The little girl was on point

  • Reply Joshab2000 November 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    That guy’s so lucky he was wearing a mask 😂😭😭

  • Reply Who Dis November 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Lmfao first thing first I’m the realest. Wrong rapper dude

  • Reply Sijan Grg November 13, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    That Love Yourz tattoo got me man😭😭✨✨

  • Reply HipHop LuVeRZ November 13, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I'm from fucking UKRAINE 🇺🇦 and I knew all the answers, smfh Saint Johns 😂🤝🤷‍♂️

  • Reply Sarah2ill November 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I graduate from St. John’s University as well 💕🙌🏾

  • Reply REUANBLIGBLING November 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Bro these people better behave 😂😂😂 they really said “Crooked smile”

  • Reply Superfly _guy November 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Did that nigga really say Im the realest?

  • Reply Kovács Konrád November 13, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Yo, i might be too emotional at the moment, but the goosebumps i had after the first guy finished the lyrics…


  • Reply RED November 13, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    The guy in the morphsuit probably spells it Jay Cole

  • Reply JahJah Beatz November 13, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    0:27 short shortyyy is finneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee u dig mee but uh yea J.Cole the goat

  • Reply JahJah Beatz November 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    sorry yall i meant 0:21

  • Reply john legendary November 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Mega mind looking ass

  • Reply Jing King Of Bandits November 13, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Imagine confusing Iggy with J.Cole

  • Reply David Dewey November 13, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Finally a video with actual fans

  • Reply Surayaa November 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    he said it with such confidence i'm sleep

  • Reply Mayborn Music Beatz November 13, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The guy in the Dreamville top is really a fan

  • Reply Sheila Bakhtari November 13, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    First the first I’m the realest my girl iggyyy

  • Reply Surayaa November 13, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    You can see Jacques getting mad

  • Reply Abraham Haskins November 13, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Im soooo disappointed in these St.John students 😂 they not fans for real. Only the short woman with the braids really held it down.

  • Reply Ian Smart November 13, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    These are some easy Qs. Except the dorm one because I didn’t go to St. John’s so I wouldn’t know

  • Reply Matt Rathbun November 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I would ace this test SO easy

  • Reply babyfacexjackie November 13, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    i know EVERYTHING about this man..i shoulda been on this foshoo..he’s my KING🥳!!

  • Reply Nikola Ilic November 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I want to know who the little military jacket girl is.

  • Reply Jay dimes November 13, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    All this dumb fans who said he was born in Carolina are dumb

  • Reply Aidan Shankar November 13, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Add me on Snapchat! Username: aidans_316

  • Reply Tropical99 November 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    zyac more el

  • Reply Mk Alvin November 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The guy in the bodysuit was definitely white.

  • Reply Thama_fulu Mbedzi November 13, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    "First things first"…"I'm the realest" TF bruh.

  • Reply M3RCURY:- X November 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    "I should know this " 😭😭

  • Reply Rana Mohamed November 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    He did not say "I'm the Realest", call the people. Yall are going to JAILLLL PERIODTTTT💀😭😭🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀💀💀

  • Reply Richard Benjamin November 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    No such thing as life that’s better than yours ❤️

  • Reply quentin blount November 13, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Big cole fan

  • Reply Marco Pedrosa Gaming November 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Man I did bad and I'm a super fan😭😭😭😭

  • Reply The Alchemist November 13, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    OK Did that Dude In Mask Know Anything At All?!?😑

  • Reply :Carolina Online November 13, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    North Carolina Stand up 🌎☄️💯

  • Reply TheHABIBIman 69 November 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Yo I kept laughing when he said “I’m the realest”

  • Reply Matty Taps November 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    That one guy: Pretty Good

    Also That one guy: Pretty Frickin Bad

    Gotta love a sense of humor

  • Reply Yahya Shah November 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    The lil girl and the wearing dreamville shirt are fans

  • Reply Lanko Giroud November 13, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    LOOOOOL the guy wearing a mask is a straight clown

  • Reply Baldino Salvador November 13, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    this video made me feel good

  • Reply Daniel Maharjan November 13, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    They really thought 4 your eyez only came before FHD

  • Reply LiL LiL November 14, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Mans really pulled up with that Iggy bar Smh

  • Reply Daniel Peña November 14, 2019 at 12:48 am

    0:08 it says the song is Sacrifices but it's actually Down Bad

  • Reply J.A.C.K November 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

    FiRsT thiNg FiRsT i'M thE rEaLest

  • Reply Young Savage November 14, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Do an Lil uzi Vert one

  • Reply Chael Cruz November 14, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Yo the girl in army jacket is hot

  • Reply Ace Hardy November 14, 2019 at 2:50 am


  • Reply T- Hayles November 14, 2019 at 2:57 am

    I laughed so hard when dude said “I’m the realest”

  • Reply Tiny Renee November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

    i just want to say i did AWESOME 😭😭 but like it’s because j.cole is really my husband 😂🤷🏾‍♀️

  • Reply ZeKing November 14, 2019 at 6:11 am

    First things first rest in peace Uncle Phil, For Real

  • Reply Camilo Pardo November 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Just clicked on this to say who the fuck cares man

  • Reply JASSON JIMENEZ November 14, 2019 at 11:43 am

    fake fans

  • Reply agmonBeats November 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Interviewer: does j Cole wear clothes on a daily

    Guy with mask:


  • Reply call of duty mobile November 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Your head tho😆

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