Lil Durk & J. Cole’s “All My Life” Debuts At No. 2 On The Billboard Hot 100

This marks new commercial heights for both star MCs.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Durk & J. Cole’s “All My Life” Debuts At No. 2 On The Billboard Hot 100

"All My Life" by J. Cole and Lil Durk has been nothing short of a success, whether as the first single to the latter's upcoming album Almost Healed (whose tracklist and features just dropped) or as just a big moment in the hip-hop field. Moreover, the track officially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking new commercial highs for the two. Not only is it the Chicago MC's highest-ever debut as a lead artist, but it's also the North Carolina lyricist's highest-charting feature. Even if it hadn't charted at all, it would still remain a great song with some highly praised verses. That being said, outselling rival NBA YoungBoy's mixtape Richest Opp must be a nice cherry on top.

Furthermore, the song's also a testament to The Voice's versatility and to Cole's reputation as a feature killer. Sure, Lil Durk caught some flack for saying he's not a fan of lyrical rappers, but only said so as he gave the Dreamville MC his flowers. "Nah he went crazy,” he told RapCaviar. “I had to listen to it like four times. You know I ain’t super big on lyricist-type rappers.

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Lil Durk & J. Cole Have A Huge Hit In "All My Life"

"With Cole, [he] was one of the ones, like him and Jay, you gotta play them 50 times to catch what they’re saying," Lil Durk continued. "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." It wasn't the first time he praised J. Cole for his contributions, and it certainly won't be the last time that fans do.

Meanwhile, now all sights are on Almost Healed, an album that could take the "Hanging With Wolves" MC to similarly impressive commercial highs. With the production credits boasting some huge names along with features like Future and Juice WRLD, it won't be long before it lands on May 26. Overall, he set a high bar for himself that continued his streak of artistic growth. For more news and the latest updates on Lil Durk and J. Cole, stick around on 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.