Rapper J. Cole has revealed in a new interview that there was once the potential for a Kendrick Lamar collaboration album but it probably won’t happen.
Cole has shared a 94-minute interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez and sheds light on Kanye West, Soundcloud rappers and this illusive Kendrick project, reports Pitchfork.
Asked if there would ever be a collaborative project with Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Lamar, Cole said; “We just did a few songs. Like, we did a bunch of ideas. Put it like that. It was nothing like, you wouldn’t call it an album”
“It’s not like it’s something that’s actively happening.” He continued:“Not because it’s never gonna happen. Just because, like… it’s not right now, and I don’t like teasing or playing the game ’cause this has been going on for a minute.”
Rumors of an album between the two rappers has been reported since 2010 and throughout the subsequent years. In 2016, TDE rapper Ab-Soul spoke in an interview saying that the album was coming soon.
Meanwhile, J. Cole has announced his inaugural Dreamville Festival which will be held at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina
Kendrick Lamar recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 album ‘DAMN.’
The Pulitzer judges described ‘DAMN.’ as a “virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life”. It’s the first time a non-jazz or classical artist has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music