Kendrick Lamar And J. Cole Rapped On Each Other’s Beats For “Black Friday”
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole exchanged beats to release new freestyles, both called “Black Friday.” (The tracks were dropped November 27.)
Kendrick rapped over the Vinylz beat for Cole’s “A Tale of Two Citiez” to remind folks of who rules rap right now. His “Black Friday” has quotables galore: He is “rolling deep in the paper like two Adeles.” He says you’re better off voting for Donald Trump than to praise one of his rap game disciples. He vows to vote Kanye West for president in 2020. You play this no less than 20 times before, oh yeah, you remember that J. Cole completed this exercise too.
J. Cole tackled the Pharrell and Sounwave instrumental from Kendrick’s “Alright” for his own “Black Friday.” The point of his own “Black Friday” is very much the same as KDot’s, which is to restate why he’s one of rap’s greats. And while Cole’s “Black Friday” isn’t as transcendent as his pal’s, it is worth hearing until the very end because he offers some breaking news: “When you and K.Dot shit dropping? / Bitch never, they can’t handle two black n—s this clever / But this February, bet shit get scary when I fuck around and drop —” The track cuts off just when you start to tune in, because what can J. Cole possibly have in store for 2016?
Listen to Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s “Black Friday” tracks below.
[via The FADER]