Lil Durk Says J. Cole Feature “Went Crazy” Despite Not Being Into Lyrical Rap

Durk said that he had to listen to Cole’s verse “like four times” to catch its excellence.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Durk Says J. Cole Feature “Went Crazy” Despite Not Being Into Lyrical Rap

Despite just being a single, "All My Life" from Lil Durk and J. Cole is already one fo hip-hop's biggest moments of 2023. Whether it's fan acclaim or other artists giving them their flowers, everybody emerged with exceeded expectations from this collab, which were already high. What's more is that Smurk himself has already talked about what the feature means to him and how it impacted him. During a recent interview with RapCaviar, he remarked on how Cole didn't even have to go that hard for the collab. Fortunately, it ended up with one of the more notable verses of the year from both MCs.

"Nah he went crazy," Lil Durk expressed when it came to J. Cole's feature. "I had to listen to it like four times. You know I ain't super big on lyricist-type rappers. With Cole, [he] was one of the ones, like him and Jay, you gotta play them 50 times to catch what they're saying. Like, if you listen to Lil Wayne right now, and you heard some s**t ten years ago that you just catch onto today. But he definitely gave me one of them verses and I appreciate it. 'Cause he ain't even have to, for real. He could've gave us anything.

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Lil Durk On J. Cole's "All My Life" Verse

Of course, this isn't the first time that the Chicago MC spoke on J. Cole's greatness on that track. "The number one thing, he smoked my a** on that, for one,” Lil Durk admitted. “Barely. That barely happens. But shoutout to Cole, shoutout to [Dr.] Luke. We made it happen." In addition, other rappers like 21 Savage also had a lot of praise for the North Carolina spitter's contributions in particular.

"Cole just went so crazy on that verse wtf," the Atlanta MC wrote on Twitter. Furthermore, a lot of fans also had much to say about the Almost Healed artist's lyrical display and thematic cohesion. It's not like those traits are rare for The Voice, but they are always a treat to see when contrasted with his grittier and more boastful bars. For more updates on J. Cole and the latest news from Lil Durk, log back into HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.