Kendrick Lamar Says J. Cole Will Provide "The Majority Of The Production" On Their Joint Album

Kendrick Lamar speaks on his album with J. Cole, says J. Cole will be producing most of the album.

While details on rappers Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s joint album remain scarce, Kendrick did speak a little more in-depth on the project during an interview with Fuse at the Bonnaroo Festival.

The rapper spoke on finding time to record with J. Cole while touring and also during their off days.

“We been grinding man. It’s been a long, long, long, long road but it don’t stop. We still doing it,” Kendrick Lamar explained in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “I’ve been on a bus with Cole while he’s on the Drake tour and we’ve been finding time in between our days, our open days, to go out there and record. So it’s been dope.”

Kendrick also spoke on the production on the project which he says J. Cole is handling and also went on to stress that they’re not worried about choosing a release date just yet.

“He’s doing the majority of the production. A few verses on there…We don’t know right now. We’re just doing the music man,” said Kendrick when asked when his joint album with Cole will be released. "It’s crazy because we was talking about that. We was like, ‘Let’s just finish recording first before we think about any dates.’ And we got some crazy joints in the stash.”

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41 Comments

  • Goldie

    This album will be classic Cole produced two of the top 5 hip hop tracks of 2011: Lost Ones and Hiiipower

  • W H O K N O W S

    happy to see Kendrick at the top of his game.. truly a legend in the making

  • pienman

    yo, inbetween yelawolf & big K.R.I.T. joint project j. cole & K.dot its gonna be crazy

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  • carAnthony

    Cole productions are definitely on point & with K-Dot poetry this will be just a fuckin' amazin' album!

  • Anonymous

    bad choice. the beats from j cole are boring as fuck

    • ETK

      his style sort of fits lamar. you want Lamar to spit on some J.USTICE LEAGUE / Hit Boy / Statik / 1500 shit? I'm sure you don't nigga and J.Cole produced HiiiPower so that's good enough for me

  • MightyMike27

    I'm glad J.Cole is doing most of the production, lets me know this album is gonna be real as shyt. Cole made that HiiPower beat on Section80 and Cole produces "99.9%" of his own shyt. J.Cole is underrated when it comes to beat making because he's such a dope rapper. Him, BLU n C.H. all make dope beats and blessed them beats too. Can't wait.

  • Anonymous

    To this album is gonna be fire. But y'all tripping if you think Kendrick is gonna out shine Cole. I'd take Cole over Kendrick. Kendrick has a slight edge in lyricism but Cole got better punchlines, metaphor, and delivery. Not to mention he produces. But both of them are good. Two hottest Young MC's. Instant classic album.

  • h

    Man J Coles beats are whack ass fuck though

  • Anonymous

    Will buy this the day it comes out even though im not a huge cole fan (mainly cause some of his punchlines are awful and his flow is really average), but his lyrics are generally good and he can be deep, plus Kendrick is my 3rd favorite rapper off Section 80 and a couple guest verses alone.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Lamar should be focusing on himself, not working with J. Cole whose already established.

  • gordo

    modern day organized konfusion.

  • Mike

    GREAT interview, J. Cole & Drake should do an album next. Great that J. Cole is using his production.

  • YESSIR

    J COLE IS GOING TO GET RENEGADED THE WHOLE DAMN ALBUM. KENDRICK LOOKED UP TO YMCMB AND GOT HIS INSPIRATION FROM THE BEST TEAM IN THE GAME YMCMB SO HE IS GOING TO OUTSHINE COLE. COLE JUST DONT HAVE THE BARS OR FLOW TO HANG WITH KDOT

    • Shame

      ^ This nigga wrote a fucking essay smh

    • NOSIR

      Cousin YESSIR SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!! U NO NOTHING YESSIR u are the most uneducated internet troll in the world J.Cole will be the one to make that album a classic he has the bars, flow, and the lyrics not to say that Kendrick doesn't cause Kendrick's rap style is pretty sick to but J.Cole is more lyrical besides J.Cole has opened the door for Kendrick in this rap game so FUCK SAYING YMCMB helped Kendrick to get music insiparation J.Cole was the one helping to build up Kendrick ROC NATION POWER NIGGA!!!! learn to get it right for once Cousin YESSIR face it J.Cole doesn't even need help from Jay-Z or big promotions from the record label to build him up J.Cole is selfmade he has the power to move and win over the fans that's why J.Cole has sold over 600,000 records to date as well as having 2 RIAA certified radio hits WORK OUT PLATINUM and most recently CAN'T GET ENOUGH GOLD, and even possibly NOBODY'S PERFECT FT MISSY ELLIOT could soon also become another certified radio single of J.Cole's so with all that said YESSIR u can't say shit about J.Cole he is the real deal he has opened the door for not only Kendrick but Big K.r.i.t, 9th Wonder, and few others even Drake who is a fake Pop Rapper needs J.Cole on the Club Paradise Tour with him to help Drake and show him how to actually rap, move the fans, and how to be a real Hip Hop artist cause Drake just doesn't know how to be a real rapper he's a wack ass pop artist so Hip Hop needs J.Cole to school these nigga's on real rap and that's why J.Cole along with Kendrick Lamar will put together a sick ass classic joint album that will eclispe even Watch The Throne and sale like twice what Nicki sold her first week I project J.Cole and Kendrick's joint album will sale 619,000 it's first week LOL!!!! OH YEAH BITCHESS!! it's very possible they could sale that many records in one week cause J.Cole and Kendrick have the incredible chemistry and lyrism as well as LOYAL TRUE FANS to do so it's just J.Cole will outshine Kendrick a bit cause J.Cole has more experience and lyrics, and also J.Cole is just the man right now he running Hip Hop with the whole ROC NATION Team while YMCMB ain't doing SHIT for Hip Hop all YMCMB got is 3.6 Million Dickriding Ass Kissers who will buy multple copies of their albums no one really like YMCMB they have no talent, their music is SO WACK, and they can't rap worth SHIT!! Hey don't be mad YESSIR it's the Truth, the one who mentored Lil Wanye and Drake was Jay-Z and that's true to YESSIR so YMCMB wouldn't be nothing without Jay-Z techically there now u can THANK KING HOV for training and teaching your lil boss u know the one with the long Dreads that are longer than him the one punk bitch who can't grow to 6 foot and can't even jump up to 7 foot the one who thinks he knows HOW TO LOVE yea that BITCH NIGGA!! LOL!!! Wanye better stop kissing his daddy and start kissing Jay-Z cause HOV is Wanye's father in the Hip Hop world always has always WILL BE and that's why ROC NATION is the face of Hip Hop we have all the things YMCMB lacks 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC............WE THE BUSINESS

    • @YESSIR

      Good joke. Where do you get your material from?

    • hellyes

      Wow. for once I agree with you. Everything is true except for the part involving YMCMB. Especially that Cole will not be able to keep up with Kendrick at all.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1baxVwQmJU&list=UUXsSsu_o3uyp_Vt8_a0AL6A&index=1&feature=plcp

  • KING MIKE T

    this is gonna be one of those albums that's gonna be on repeat mode. Lets hope they follow up with this. HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!!!!!!

  • jcoelfanno1

    That was obvious, J. cole's beats are too dope, and both of them can really jump on them and kill em. waiting for this album fuck i want it in my hands now

  • majestic

    this album is going to be historic..two of the most realest fresh guys in hiphop coming together..it will be dope

  • Anonymous

    east meets west

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick's music doesnt sound anything like Compton though, lol (except for the recipe)

    • Anonymous

      Ironically, LA and Fayetteville are almost directly across from each other though. Check a map

    • Anonymous

      HAHA, true that. Can't deny Cole has some East coast influences. If you heard a Cole joint after hearing a KRIT joint you would have thought Cole came from Brooklyn on some real shit lol. Waiting for a KRIT COLE KDOT record...

    • Booty clapping

      J.Cole is from the south homie

  • Anonymous

    but coles production can be a bit shady sometimes.i.e cheer up .hope it works out though

  • Anonymous

    gunna be a classic. cant wait!

  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    *YAWN* Another Kendrick article, bored now. Too many writers and not enough stories me thinks, FIRE THEM esp Danielle who wrote this.

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