While there’s not release date slated for the project, J. Cole’s latest update on his joint effort with Kendrick Lamar will surely raise the expectations for the release.

“It’s mad competitive,” said Cole of the release in an interview with MTV News. “It has to be, because we both love it. We’re not gonna speak about it, it’s not gonna be like, ‘Yo man I killed you.'”

“It’s pride. You have pride in your craft and what you do, but to a certain extent,” he added.

“It’s not about who’s better verse, it’s about the song,” he qualified, but admitted that he still wants to best his partner-in-rhyme. “But if it’s just for flexin’, you definitely wanna show out.”

Cole revealed that he and K. Dot already record a considerable number of tracks. “It’s coming. We already got too many songs. Even if you just get an EP, you gonna get something, but we got sh– that we holding in the stash,” he said.

Watch the interview below:

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