In the same vein as Kane and Rakim, as well as B.I.G., Pac, Jay-Z and Nas, it's no secret that J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are undoubtedly two of the leaders of this generation. Mutual respect for each other's craft during the early days of their ascension led to rumblings about a potential collaboration album being on the horizon, a rumor neither of them have outwardly denied. They have each since seen tremendous growth as artists over the years, making the idea of a joint project all the more sweeter. Sadly, all the noise has amassed into nothing more than Detox hype until today, when both Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole release individual tracks of the same title "Black Friday." K. Dot spits over 2014 Forest Hills Drive's "A Tale of 2 Citiez" while J. Cole's bars are laid over the cultural anthem "Alright" off To Pimp a Butterfly. What's interesting about these two tracks are Cole's lines toward the end where he cryptically addresses the joint project rumors with "When you and K. Dot shit droppin? Bitch never! / They can't handle two Black niggas this clever / But this February bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop ***beep***
Either Cole let a fat cat out of the bag or he was just poppin off at the mouth to get the blogs buzzin again. Either way, mission accomplished motherfucker lol. This is more than likely leaning toward a solo mixtape or EP from Cole in the works, but it's all speculatory at this point. Peep both tracks below and let us know what you think below!