While most celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by trampling over each other for the best deals on this shopping holiday; “Black Friday,” two of hip-hop’s biggest names decided to surprise their fans (and the internet as a whole) with free music. Kendrick Lamar rapped over J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” and J. Cole rapped over Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” to further add to the hype of a possible collaborative project by the two MCs.
Out of these two songs, I favored J. Cole’s remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” mostly because of the last lines of the song: “‘When you and K-Dot shit drop?’ Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever. But this February, bet shit gets scary when I fuck around and drop…”
I wonder if Cole chose to rap over Kendrick’s “Alright” because it was used as a chant at the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March — of which, Cole attended.
But of course Kendrick Lamar also spazzed on his remix of Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez.” I’m excited to see what both of these MCs have coming up next and if a collaboration of any sort is in the near future.
And the winner is…. HIP-HOP!!!