Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have had a silent but plausible rivalry since breaking into the Hip Hop scene. However, their friendship remains intact even after Kendrick’s “Control” record. The two emcees have even hinted at the idea of possibly collaborating on a joint project. Today’s new music by each artist further proves that a joint album will only make Hip Hop that much better.
Listen below as the emcees released remixes of the most popular track off each other’s albums. J. Cole took on Kendrick’s “Alright,” and Kendrick put his spin on J. Cole’s “Tale of 2 Citiez.”
Just two days after releasing a remix to her “No Sleep” single, Janet Jackson drops a video for the track. The visual features J. Cole and is directed by Dave Myers. Ms. Jackson (because I’m nasty) can be seen in the video in straight chill mode, reminiscing of a past love while mother nature plays the background. J. Cole does his part by putting on for Janet, spitting those cupid-like bars. The two play off each other very well as old-school meets new-school.
“I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it,” Jackson says as the caption displayed on the video’s YouTube page.
“No Sleep” will be featured on Janet Jackson’s upcoming album this fall. The album will be Janet’s 11th LP. Her first release since 2008′s Discipline.
Hip Hop listeners have been treated to a lot of great music lately. J. Cole’s December drop of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive albumset the bar for emcees this year and for good reason. If you haven’t listened to the album, be sure to check it out. One of the standout tracks from the album is his song titled “Wet Dreamz”. Today J. Cole continues to raise that bar by dropping a video to the track.
Cole puts a clever spin on the visual and uses “puppy love” to tell his story, and we all know there’s nothing more adorable than “puppy love”. The critically acclaimed album is still a top-ten Hip Hop Billboard charter months after its release and the North Carolina rapper is far from losing any of its momentum.