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J. Cole: "Jay Z is a Jedi"

Jay Z is ''like a Jedi'' says fellow rap star J. Cole.

The 28-year-old star is signed to the music mogul's Roc Nation label.

Cole recently scored a No. 1 with his second album 'Born Sinner' and says he owes his success to his veteran counterpart.

Speaking to People magazine he said: ''Our relationship is great, he's like a Jedi. He's outlasted all these other rappers and he's still on top.''

Cole also revealed he's not afraid to take on the hip hop heavyweights, adding he moved the release date of his newest record to coincide with Kanye West's 'Yeezus'.

He explained: ''I moved my album up to compete with Kanye to make a statement. The fact that three weeks after that I got a number one album was the icing on the cake. It felt good.''

Cole collaborated with TLC on track 'Crooked Smile' on the album.

He gushed: ''I missed them. I was a big TLC fan growing up. They had these huge hits that were positive like 'Waterfalls' and 'Unpretty'.''







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