Release Date: Nov 26, 2018
Record label: Interscope
Earlier this year, J. Cole closed out his puffed-up "Album of the Year (Freestyle)" by spitting, "Before I had a deal I was givin’ niggas hell/Now I’m givin’ niggas deals and they givin’ niggas hell." Those hell givers he references are none other than his dynasty-driven Dreamville label and one artist in particular that Lightskin Jermaine claims is "next up to bat" is J.I.D. or as Cole calls him "Jiddy-J.I.D." J.I.D.
Four tracks into DiCaprio 2, J. Cole, shows up for a feature. Typically, on these sort of master-student collaborations, the less-experienced rapper's strain is audible as he attempts to show he can hang. Here, it's the opposite: J.I.D's opening verse is so gleeful, so effortless and so fast, that when it comes Cole's turn to rap, you can almost hear him brace for impact.