While living in New York, Cole's landlord Muhammad allowed him to slide on his rent a few times.
If you have a nice landlord, consider yourself a lucky person. While struggling to get his rap career popping and living in New York, Cole was short on rent more than a few times. But his landlord Muhammad liked him and let him slide a few times after Cole promised to pay him back. When Cole finally did get signed and received his signing bonus, he paid back Muhammad all he owed plus interest as a thanks.