During the final mastering of Cole World: The Sideline Story , Jay-Z pushed J. Cole's album back a week so he could lay his verse on "Mr. Nice Watch."
For all the hoopla about Cole's relationship with Jay-Z, the two haven't really worked on that much material together. In fact, Jay wasn't even going to be on Cole's album originally. Cole kept holding out for a Jay-Z feature he thought was never going to come. Cole had submitted his album and was already mastering it until Jay was inspired enough to hop on "Mr. Nice Watch."