On Thanksgiving, while the internet was dining on Lil Wayne's No Ceilings 2with a side of Erykah Badu's new "mixtape" and a generous helping of Lil Bibby's free crack, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar were busy preparing for Black Friday.
In a coordinated effort on Friday, just past 1pm EST, the two superstars waited in line outside of Best Buy each tweeted a link to one another's work. Cole shared with the world Kendrick's "Black Friday" offering, a freestyle over his "A Tale of 2 Cities" record, while Kendrick unleashed Cole's effort, a freestyle over his "Alright" single that shared the same title.
Immediately upon the dual release, rampant conversation was struck up across social media about the pair's long-rumored joint album. ret One, General Manager of TDE, stoked the speculative flames when he tweeted the following minutes later.
The real informational bombshell, however, was delivered courtesy of Kendrick Lamar's sister, Kayla Duckworth, via social media. In two now-deleted posts to Instagram and Facebook (thank you, Reddit), Duckworth hyped up the currently-untitled Kendrick and Cole project, sharing with the world that it would be released this coming February.
Understandably, this news would have quite a few fans jumping for joy and shoving all the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge down their throat in celebration, but not so fast. No doubt expecting this response to the joint release, Cole closes his "Black Friday" offering by warning fans that a collabo album isn't in the cards. Before he could finish his last line, though, a censor tone interupts him...
It's Cole fuckin’ world nigga / Dreamville in this motherfucker, Top Dawg in this motherfucker / "When you and K. Dot shit dropping?" / Bitch never, they can’t handle two Black niggas this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop...
Stay tuned, we will update our readers as more information becomes available. Neither Lamar or Cole's representatives were made available for comment.
[by DJ Z, whose favorite Thanksgiving side dish is green bean casserole. Image via Instagram.]