There’s no word on what these two are up to, but people are interested nonetheless. Fans hope the announcement leads to an official song as it’s been three years since their last collaborative effort, “My Boy” off Wale’s Free Lunch EP. The upcoming collaboration is an opportunity for Wale to go toe-to-toe with one of the rap game’s elite, especially after he made yet another claim he’s one of the greatest last month.
“When I say I’m one of the greatest rappers of all time. I mean it with all my heart,” he tweeted. “I’ve put out more QUALITY music than most. My deep cuts are crazy. My singles all got plaques. Decade plus. THAT is why I’m heavy on the gratitude.”
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Wale’s relationship with J. Cole is one of the most interesting in Hip Hop. They’ve always managed to show each other love over the years, but those bright moments haven’t come without shade either. In 2016, J. Cole dropped “False Prophets,” a track with a few verses fans alleged was aimed at Wale.
“I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad/He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that’s been had/By all the legends,” J. Cole rapped on the song. “So every time I see him, he stressing/Talking ’bout, n-ggas don’t fuck with him, the shit is depressing and I know he so bitter he can’t see his own blessings.
Wale took offense to the song and had some words to say on his record, “Groundhog Day,” which he released a day after Cole’s. On the song, Wale wastes no time calling J. Cole by name and addressing the whole situation.
“I remember me and Cole would open for Hov/Everyday a star is born, I guess I died in the womb/I ain’t make it on Blueprint, so made me a blueprint/You got you a nice watch, my minutes was finished,” Wale rapped in retaliation.
She wrote: “I’m sorry for your wait. The artists arrived late and it took them a few hours to get set up. The doors should be opening shortly.”
J. Cole angered fans further by rescheduling his upcoming concerts in Detroit to October 25 and Philadelphia to October 27.
“While the show is amazing, we didn’t account for the fact that it takes way longer to load (production) into the house, so we’re experiencing delays,” he said on Instagram Live.