J. Cole Showers Drake In Praise: “This Album Is Phenomenal”

The two artists never shy away from showing support for each other.

BYHayley Hynes
J. Cole Showers Drake In Praise: “This Album Is Phenomenal”

While Charlamagne Tha God has likened Drake's Honestly, Nevermind to "elevator music," saying, "This is the vibes when you sitting in the lobby of the SLS hotel having some drinks on a leather couch...  I'm never going to revisit the album again but if it comes on when I'm in the lobby of a luxury hotel, I'm not mad at it," others, like J. Cole, have much more positive reviews.

Following the project's surprise midnight arrival, the Dreamville leader made sure to give Champagne Papi his flowers on his Instagram Story, sharing a screenshot of the project's 13th title, "Liability" and writing, "Man. This album is phenomenal. Point blank."

Thanks to love from friends like Cole – and the utmost confidence in himself – Drake doesn't appear to be phased by those hating on his seventh studio album.

"It's all good if you don't get it yet," the father of one told those slandering his new record online. "That's what we do. We waiting for you to catch up. We're caught up already. On to the next. My goodness."

The 2014 Forest Hills Drive hitmaker got some flowers of his own from Drake recently during his time spent playing for the Scarborough Shooting Stars.

For any of those that weren't a fan of Honestly, Nevermind, Drizzy announced on his new Table For One Sirius XM radio show that he'll be dropping off another Scary Hours EP in the near future, which will likely appease anyone who was hoping for more of his signature rap sound – read more about that here, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.