J.Cole has finally given fans an update on his planned collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. Unfortunately, he has a bad news.
In a new interview, the hip-hop star revealed that while both he and the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist have bounced ideas, it might not be released anytime soon.
On The J.Cole X Kendrick Lamar Album
Back in 2016, Ab-Soul confirmed that the two rappers are working on a collaborative album. While he was not able to reveal many details, the DWTW rapper said that he has contributed his own verse to the project.
He also said that J.Cole and Lamar have been working on the project for a while now. However, this is no longer the case. J.Cole said that they are not actively working on the album at the moment, but he also said that he would not just chuck the idea into the bin.
"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," the North Carolina-raised hip-hop star explained. "It's not like it's something that's actively happening. 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."
Both J.Cole and Lamar have been quite busy in the past couple of months, so it makes sense that the collaborative album is not the priority right now. Lamar, for example, when not winning prestigious music awards, collaborates with fellow recording artists such as SZA.
In February, he also released the insanely popular Black Panther: The Album, which he co-produced.
J.Cole's Newest Album And North American Tour
Meanwhile, J.Cole announced his newest album KOD at a surprise closed-door listening party in New York in April.
His fifth studio LP debuted with 4.2 streams on its first day of availability and has been selling well in record stores. He also received critical acclaim for his newest work.
In addition, the 33-year-old has announced that he is going back on the road for KOD. He will kick off his series of concerts on Aug. 9 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
He will also perform in Tampa, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oakland, Boise, Sacramento, Anaheim, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, and more. The last stop of his new tour will take place at the TD Garden in Boston on Oct. 10.
Young Thug will join the tour as a supporting act. Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.