Fans of both Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole have been asking for a collaborative record from the two rappers, after Kendrick Lamar’s little sister Kayla Duckworth stated on Instagram that the album would be coming in February of this year. She later deleted the picture.
According to The Fader, Ab-Soul confirmed in an interview with The Breakfast Club today that the Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole album is in fact in the works.
Appearing on the radio show to promote his new album ‘DWTW’, presenter Charlamagne asked Ab-Soul if he has “a feature on the Kendrick/Cole album.” Ab-Soul responded by saying “I can’t speak on that. I wish I could.”
Charlemagne continued to press Ab-Soul, asking “how many songs” they might’ve recorded and when the album might be released. Ab-Soul eventually said “I don’t really know too much about it. I just hope they use my verse.” When Charlemagne asked again if there was a Kendrick/Cole album, Ab-Soul confirmed, saying “There is a Kendrick/Cole album. They got it. They got something in the works. They been working on that motherfucker for awhile.”
In a later email to The Fader, Soul neither confirmed nor denied the album’s existence.
This would mark Radiohead’s third time headlining Coachella, following their now legendary appearances back in 2004 and 2012. Beyonce has made surprise appearances in 2010 when she joined husband Jay Z, and in 2014 when she performed with sister Solange. The ‘Lemonade’ star is yet to announce any 2017 dates for her ‘Formation’ world tour.
Kendrick meanwhile, is yet to headline either – but grew up in nearby Compton and appeared twice in 2012 when he performed with Ice Cube, as well as guesting on Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headline set.