Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are reportedly working on new music together. The collaboration was confirmed by Ab-Soul during an interview with The Breakfast Club.
Ab-Soul was on the show to promote his new album DWTW. When asked by host Charlemagne if he will have “a feature on the Kendrick/Cole album,” he said that “I can’t speak on that. I wish I could.”
Charlemagne continued to press the issue, and asked “how many songs” might have been recorded already, as well as pushing for a release date. “I don’t really know too much about it. I just hope they use my verse.”
But Ab-Soul confirmed the album, saying, “There is a Kendrick/Cole album. They got it. They got something on the works. They been working on that motherf*cker for awhile.”
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The Fader contacted Ab-Soul to comment further, but he did not confirm or deny what he said on The Breakfast Club.
But this is not the first time rumors of the two collaborating have circulated, and last year on Black Friday the two shared a pair of remixes with fans according to Pitchfork. Each MC rapped over the other’s song on the release, with Cole free styling over Lamar’s song “Alright,” and Lamar rapping on Cole’s “A Tale of Two Citiez.”
Lamar’s sister also shared a since deleted Instagram post that insinuated the two were working on a larger project shortly thereafter according to the publication.
Listen to Ab-Soul's full interview with The Breakfast Club below: