NBA 2K23: It’s a Cole World – All Answers & Verses

It's a Cole World!

NBA 2K23's MyCareer mode allows you to create your own player, compete in events, and take on quests and challenges from NPCs around The City. A new quest features rap icon J Cole and tasks you to travel around The City and complete multiple challenges. Here is how to complete It's a Cole World quest in NBA 2K23.

To start the quest you will have to complete the early "Welcome to the League" quest and play a few NBA games. Once you complete the early steps of your NBA career, you can explore The City to find new challenges. To start the Cole World quest, go to Erick's Vinyl Shop.

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Erick's Vinyl Shop Music Trivia in NBA 2K23

The first stop in the quest is to go to the Vinyl Shop and talk to Marvin Castleberry. You will then have to complete a three-question music trivia. Here are the answers:

  • Lizzo
  • Queen
  • They Reminisce Over You

Rapper Hang Out Location in NBA 2K23

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After leaving the Vinyl Shop, check out your map, and the rappers will be hanging out right down the street from the Vinyl Shop. Once you get to them, you can compete in a rap battle. However, you need to say the correct verses to continue the quest. Here are the correct verses in the rap battle:

  • I got lockdown defense so don't try to get mental
  • Check ya I'm with the extras, I'm eurostepping and flexing
  • I'll break your ankles and probably fix that wart in your foot
  • You don't have a lift pass you not supposed to ski here
  • End your career, throw a party on your own dime
  • I heard you're sleeping on me with your stuffed toy Piggie Smalls?

Rita's Rap Battle in NBA 2K23

After winning the rap battle, you will head to Rita's to get more information on PHD Monk. You will go downstairs to engage in another rap battle. Here are the verses you will need to say:

  • Got a little shine now you think you hotter than ovens
  • You are not the type that these other playas are idolize
  • And if you’re hoopin, you’re doo doo I’m poop scoopin’
  • Hope it doesn’t rain, since I caved the roof in
  • Imma pull up in your face like I know your addy
  • I know you seen me skate I got nothin’ but decks

Dreamer Court Game in NBA 2K23

After your second rap battle, you can play a 3 vs. 3 game with J Cole at his Dreamer Court. The Dreamer Court can be found in an alleyway east of the Beasts' area. The game is to 21 and can be repeated as many times as necessary to win. You will still get VC and XP for playing each time, but you will need to win to progress through the questline.

PHD Monk Rap Battle in NBA 2K23

After the game, you will have to compete in yet another rap battle. This rap battle has 12 lines that you must complete, so it will be long. Here are the verses you must say to progress further into the It's a Cole World quest:

  • Like your kindergarten teacher, I’m giving Ls for free
  • And Imma take the rock like I went in that man’s wallet
  • Crazy how he laced up for the wall of shame
  • And don’t mumble it’s a concrete jungle
  • I call a iso, then I put the icing on
  • Take off from a free throw, take off the durag
  • Cross-over, half-spin, hit em with the hop skip
  • How you gonna stop this nah how you gonna top this?
  • 2K, who you’re dealing with? You know I’m a savage
  • The rock ain’t safe, I’ll take the money out your dresser
  • You know who I am I’m a national treasure

Dreamville Studio in 2K23

After your rap battle, you will have one more rap battle to complete. Follow the marker on your map to find Bas at the Dreamville Studio. Here are the verses for the Dreamville Studio rap battle:

  • Leave em frozen when I pull up for the jumper
  • It’s the playoffs, play y’all? Y’all beginners
  • My arm in the rim look at shorty below
  • Like Dr. J’s afro you getting blowed out
  • “Smile for the camera” chill? Yeah, no doubt
  • This that rolling down the window on the flight feel…NEXT!

It's a Cole World Quest rewards in NBA 2K23

After your last rap battle, you will have to go promote your new song at 98.9 The Flex. You will then have to talk to a few NPCs and play a few NBA games to complete the quest. The questions from NPCs do not have the right answers and will only affect your MyPlayer Leadership Skills. Once you complete every objective, you will meet your team in the plaza and get your rewards.

Completing the It's a Cole World quest rewards you will the DJ Station, +50 music, new arena sounds, and 60,000 MVP points.

The quest featuring J Cole may be pretty challenging, but it offers a lot of rewards, and seeing J Cole in-game can be very cool. The rap star has been featured on the front cover of the NBA 2K23 Dreamer Edition, a rare GameStop exclusive.

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Bishop is a writer and sports data analyst. Born and raised in Arizona, he is a graduate of Arizona State University in Sports Business. Bishop enjoys a variety of video game titles, playing D&D with friends, and MMA training. He can be found creating a character for hours just to create a new one the next day.

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