J. Cole's Deleted "7 Minute Drill" Still Makes An Impressive Debut On Billboard Hot 100

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Will J. Cole regret removing "7 Minute Drill?"

J. Cole had everyone hip-hop fan's phone blowing up when he dropped a new project out of nowhere. Might Delete Later is now the German-born MC's first solo tape since The Off-Season and is essentially full of B-sides and leftovers from the vlog series of the same name. Outside of it being a new release from J. Cole it had the community in a stranglehold because of the diss response to Kendrick Lamar called "7 Minute Drill." While it was heavily discussed, the consensus seems to be that it felt to be a bit of a stretch and the disses were a little flimsy. Regardless, "7 Minute Drill" still did well for itself because it just peaked pretty high on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Uproxx, Billboard announced the updated top 10 songs on the Hot 100 chart and the track is poised for a number six debut. This is extremely impressive considering our previous points, but also because Cole just removed the song off streaming a few days ago. Fans have been roasting the peaceful rapper for being just that. But if he did not feel comfortable in releasing it to begin with, you have to commend him for sticking to what he believes in and not buying into what the fans wanted.

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"7 Minute Drill" Goes Number 6 On Billboard

In terms of other noteworthy tracks on this updated list, "Like That," the song which started all of this trading of shots, has now gone number one for three consecutive weeks. "Type S***" by Metro Boomin, Future, Travis Scott, and Playboi Carti is also holding its own in the ninth slot. Furthermore, Beyonce and Jack Harlow are still going strong with their overnight hits "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" and "Lovin On Me," respectively. The only question going forward is, how does Cole feel about deleting the song now?

What are your thoughts on J. Cole debuting at number six with "7 Minute Drill" on the Billboard Hot 100 chart? Is this the best song still off of Might Delete Later, why or why not? Or do these stats not help how inauthentic it was for Cole to make this song? Did he make the right decision deleting the song off the project? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding J. Cole and "7 Minute Drill." Finally, stay with us for everything else going on around the music world.

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Zachary Horvath is the Music Freelance News Writer for HNHH. He was brought on to the staff in August 2023. The passion for music and sports has always been there and being able to share it through writing is extremely fulfilling for him. Zach looks to bring the very best content for the site.