It appears that the highly anticipated joint album of hit rappers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar may still be coming though the album would come when the artists would see it fit to come, as hinted by people close to the matter.
The said collaborative album has been long rumored since late 2015, but it has yet to be released until now. Much has been said about the possible delays for the release of the album, but it is only now that fans might have gotten the first concrete update about the development of the project.
In a recent report by UPROXX, it was said that Dreamville Records president Ibrahim Hamad had finally spoken about what could be the actual status of the much awaited project from Lamar and Cole, two artists considered to be the hottest personalities in the rap scene nowadays.
The co-founder of the record label, during a RapRadar podcast, revealed that the collaborative album is still on the table but no concrete work has been done for it. While Hamad’s statement can be considered as something that is vague enough to be categorized as a form of non-answer already, it did confirm one thing that Cole has not discarded the possibility of collaborating with Lamar in the future. When that “future” would happen to be is something that would be decided on by the artist himself.
“You know what? I will say that when even when he said that, you know like, we kinda knew that was a stretch,” Hamad said. “Cole is Cole and he knows what he’s doing. He has his ways of getting things done and I think that at the end of it all, it’ll be way worth it. Whatever he had planned in February, whatever it is, it’ll be way more worth it if people just like, know that he, he’s kinda like a mad scientist with his thing. He’s like a little mad scientist.”
On the other hand, Lamar has yet to provide a recent statement about the matter specifically answering the question of whether he is still on board the project or not.