(AllHipHop News) The record borrowed from the Joey Bada$$ cut “Waves” off the 2012 mixtape 1999.
Joey spoke about the sample use during an interview with Power 106.
“We link up. I come to the studio. We’re politicking, and then he’s like, ‘I want to play you this record.’ So I’m like, ‘Okay.’ I’m still thinking this is a track for me to hop on,” said Bada$$ about a meeting with Cole last summer.
The Brooklyn spitter added, “One day he was writing, and he resorted to his old way of writing, which was going on YouTube and writing to beats, which is what most of us do. So he comes across the ‘Waves’ beat. He knew it was mine, but he heard the beat and it sparked something.”
According to Bada$$, Cole sought out his blessing to incorporate the track into “False Prophets.”
However, the Mr. Robot actor confessed he was not aware J. Cole would utilize the song as a single.
“To be honest, I didn’t know it was going to be promoting the album. I didn’t know it was going to be on the radio every day. That sh-t is weird,” admitted Bada$$. “I’m like, ‘You know what? I got my feature. It’s all good.'”
Cole will be one of the guest acts on Joey’s All-AmeriKKKan Bada$$ album.
The LP, dropping on April 7, will also include appearances by Styles P, Schoolboy Q, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, and Chronixx.