Even though J.Cole is still waiting on Jay-Z’s verse for his debut album, Cole World : The Sideline Story, he let his boss listen to the project, and Hov thinks the album is a classic without his verse.

In a recent interview with Rap-Up, J.Cole speaks on Jay-Z hearing the album for the first time:

“When I played him the album, I could gauge his response not on what he said, but what his vibe was”

As Cole continued, he added that he heard from Roc Nation executive Rich Kleiman, and he let Cole know what Jay-Z said about the LP:

“I linked up with Rich Kleiman and he said he was with Jay-Z later that night. Out of nowhere, Jay said, ‘So Cole got a classic. That motherfucker.’”

Cole added even if Jay-Z lays down a verse it might not make final cut as he says:

We’ll see. It’s very possible that he might not be on it. I feel like it’s dope as hell though. The whole world knows that J. Cole is waiting on a Jay-Z verse, but if it don’t happen, it don’t happen. But how ill is it that the album is called The Sideline Story, which is a metaphor for me trying to get off the bench, and I’m waiting for the nod from the coach?”

J.Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story is slated to be released on September 27th.