Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are getting into the holiday spirit with a pair of complementary freestyles — not only are they a gift to their fans, it seems almost like the two emcees are giving musical gifts to eachother.
They traded instrumentals — Kendrick offering “Alright” off this year’s To Pimp A Butterfly, and Cole offering “A Tale of 2 Citiez” off 2014 Forest Hills Drive — and laid down some new verses over each track. Both are called “Black Friday.”
Lamar and Cole have been rumored collaborators for a while, though nothing has yet been released. Cole hints at new music of some variety in his verse, saying, “But this February, bet shit gets scary when I fuck around and drop s—.”
Listen to both new tracks below:
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) November 27, 2015
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) November 27, 2015