Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are two of the most innovative rappers in the industry, and fans of the artists have been clamoring for a joint album ever since the project was teased several years ago. The rappers have yet to make an announcement about the much-anticipated collaboration, but it was claimed that the project might be postponed as Lamar might be working with Travis Scott instead.
Scott and Lamar worked together on a new song titled “Goosebumps” which appears on the former’s new album, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.” The duo’s recent track spurred speculation that they might be working on a new album together, and Scott has said that he is a big fan of the “Alright” hit maker’s music.
Scott told Complex that one of the things that inspired him to work on his music is because Lamar came up to him and called his work “super dope and inspirational.” Scott said that he wasn’t much of a rap man but he “really love Kendrick’s music.”
“I like rappers,” said Scott. “It’s just dope that these dudes came to La Flame’s world to get down on some ill beats.”
While it is unclear if Scott and Lamar will be releasing more music together, the latter has been certainly working on new music with other artists, except for Cole. It was previously reported that Cole and Lamar have been too busy with concerts and music festival performances to work on some tracks together, but it appears that Lamar managed to find time between performances to work on some fresh beats.
Mac Miller released a new song which is a collaboration with the “Money Trees” rapper in his new album, “The Divine Feminine,” and Lamar also worked with Sia on the track “The Greatest.” Both songs were released earlier this month.
Despite the constant delays and speculations, fans are still hoping that Lamar and Cole will finally release the joint album, and reports claimed that both camps are still locked in negotiations. The artists’ respective reps have yet to release a new statement on the project.