J. Cole's first drop of 2019 is currently 2x platinum.
J. Cole's already making his mark in 2019. The rapper released "MIDDLE CHILD" earlier this year which served as his first official drop since the release of K.O.D last year. It also serves as his first official single in years. The song quickly launched into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making "MIDDLE CHILD" Cole's highest charting single. The song only marks a milestone in the rapper's career on the charts but it also marks yet another platinum plaque for the rapper.
J. Cole and T-Minus linked up for "MIDDLE CHILD" which is now the first song released in 2019 to go multi-platinum, RIAA confirmed on Twitter. The song was certified platinum in March but now, it's certified as double platinum. The announcement comes less than a week after the rapper hosted his inaugural Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, NC.
J. Cole and T-Minus undoubtedly struck gold with the single but the two appear to have more heat on the way. Late last month, the rapper revealed that he's been locked in the studio with T-Minus "for months." Cole co-produced their multi-platinum single with T-Minus. He said that he wants to focus on rapping more than on producing but he has been adding a few things to whatever they've been working on.
"Me and T-Minus been locked in for months," Cole said. "I don’t even want to make beats no more unless I’m working with T-Minus and I just want to add some shit or help. But, for at least the next month or two, I don’t even want to make no beats. I just want to rap. For the first time I’ve been able to focus on that for the most part."