Tony Yayo Reflects on Supporting J Cole
A recent interview with VladTV featured Tony Yayo reflecting on being an early J Cole supporter. He played “Simba” from the Come Up Mixtape, Volume 1 at 50 Cent’s Connecticut home, according to the former G-Unit member. 1.
Tony Yayo said, “That’s one of my talents is finding the next ones, it’s easy.”
When interviewed with Vibe in 2013, J Cole mentioned the night Yayo referred to. At the time, “Lights Please” and “Lost Ones” were out, but hadn’t yet gone mainstream.
“Yayo was going nuts, like, ‘Son!’ When I see Tony Yayo today we still talk about that,” he recalled. “It was a crazy night.” He said 50 wasn’t home that night, but he wasn’t as impressed as he would’ve liked him to be when they played Cole’s music: “Supposedly the story is that he played 50 my shit and 50 wasn’t sure. Like, ‘I don’t know, man. Is he one of these skinny jeans n****s?’ He couldn’t see it, but it was a good time in my life. It was brand new, fresh. Being in that crib was amazing.”
Below you can watch Yayo’s interview with VladTV.