Days after teasing fans with some in-studio photos alongside West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar, Roc Nation protege J. Cole spills the beans on what fans can expect from their upcoming collaborative album.
Still in the early stages, the North Carolina-bred emcee said they have yet to put a deadline on its release.
“Kendrick, that’s definitely gonna happen. I don’t have a timeline but you know if he lands here at 12:00 tonight, we get in for two days, he’ll fly out, we’ll do that again when we can,” Cole said in an interview with DJ Drama. “He’s working on his album. First we gotta make the music,” said J. Cole. “I would shoot for an album. If we put it out for free then I guess that’s just the day and age we live in, but I’m not making it like a mixtape.” (Drama Like The DJ)
This week, Cole and Lamar heated up the Internet by dropping some in-studio shots of themselves.
“Sh*t just got real, Got my n*gga K. Dot in the Ville as I type this” – J. Cole With the news that their long awaited joint album is currently in creation, Roc Nation’s very own J.Cole and Black Hippy/TDE representative Kendrick Lamar tease us with a look at their recording session. Having already worked together on ‘HiiiPoWeR,’ J.Cole’s production for Lamar and both featuring on Trae Tha Truth‘s ‘I’m On 2.0′, only magic can come from the joint album. (Soul Culture UK)
The photos came a few days after Lamar finally confirmed the joint album plans and revealed he aimed to link up with Cole this week.
“And is there any truth, J. Cole had did an interview recently and said y’all two might be collaborating on a full project. Is that going to happen,” Terrence J asked Lamar. “Right, I’m flying out tonight. Love that,” Lamar responded. “Stop back by when y’all bring that to us,” Terrence added. “Bet that,” Lamar said. (“106 & Park”)
Speculation developed on a collaborative album last week when Cole hinted at a joint effort alongside Kendrick.
“I just started working with Kendrick the other day,” Cole said. “We got it in, finally, again.” After confirming the project will be an album, not a mixtape, he said the pair left the session with four of five songs together. “We actually worked, bouncing ideas, which was great,” Cole said. “The vibe was so good that it was like, ‘Man, that’s absolutely gonna happen.'” (Fay Observer)
Check out J. Cole’s interview below: