Lil Durk & J. Cole Have A Hit: Twitter Praises “All My Life”

Lil Durk and J Cole bring out the best out of each other on “All My Life.”

BYAron A.
Lil Durk & J. Cole Have A Hit: Twitter Praises “All My Life”

Bootleg Kev argued that Lil Durk doesn’t have any solo hits. Sure, doesn’t have a #1 single on his own. However, he undoubtedly knows how to craft a smash record, as he did with J Cole on “All My Life.” Although fans expected Almost Healed at midnight, Durk seemingly took NBA Youngboy’s advice and opted out of dropping tonight. Still, the release of his highly anticipated effort alongside Cole has been well-received by both of their fans.

Ten years ago, it may have seemed unexpected to see Durk and J. Cole on a track. However, as Lil Durk’s star profile grows, his anthemic tune with the Dreamville honcho perfectly captures his growth and evolution as an artist. However, it’s ultimately J. Cole’s verse that has people talking. The wordplay is top-tier and he’s providing gems, detailing his observations between the rising number of deaths among rappers and the coverage of them by the media.

Lil Durk’s “All My Life” Ft. J Cole Earns Praise

“All My Life” kicks off the campaign for Durk’s forthcoming album, which is due out on May 26th. The rapper began teasing the collaboration with J. Cole following his performance at Dreamville Festival, although many thought he was joking. Ultimately, the two rappers slid with a potential #1 hit record that’s poised to be a mainstay on playlists all summer long. There’s no doubt that “All My Life” sets a standard for his upcoming effort, Almost Healed.

Ahead of the release of his latest single, Lil Durk revealed that he sat down with Chicago’s Mayor, which he opens up about on his verse. “I decided I had to finish, but the media called me a menace/ I done sat with the mayor and politicians, I'm tryna change the image,” he raps on the song. The rapper recently revealed that he and mayor Brandon Johnson discussed ways to save the lives of kids in Chicago. Hopefully, we see Durk making more positive changes in his community. Check out Lil Durk and J. Cole’s single above and peep what Twitter had to say about “All My Life” below.


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.