During an appearance on DJ Dramaâ€™s radio show on Shade45, rapper J. Cole reassured fans that a project with Kendrick Lamar is likely going to happen. J. Cole revealed that while the project may end up being released for free he plans on approaching it as an album.
â€œKendrick, thatâ€™s definitely gonna happen. I donâ€™t have a timeline but you know if he lands here at 12:00 tonight, we get in for two days, heâ€™ll fly out, weâ€™ll do that again when we can. Heâ€™s working on his album. First we gotta make the music,â€ said J. Cole. â€œI would shoot for an album. If we put it out for free then I guess thatâ€™s just the day and age we live in, but Iâ€™m not making it like a mixtape.â€
J. Cole also spoke on his sophomore album and the fact that thereâ€™s a lot less pressure and a lot more freedom when it comes to creating this album.
â€œI have way more freedom. Itâ€™s already improved upon because Iâ€™m pressure-less,â€ J. Cole explained. â€œThe label didnâ€™t even expect me to do the numbers I did. You know what Iâ€™m saying? So with that type of freedom itâ€™s like I havenâ€™t been in this place creatively since before my record deal, a little after my record deal. Right before the labels started asking me for a single and it started messing up how I make music. Iâ€™m back to the place I was before that.â€
As far as his relationship with Diggy Simmons is concerned J. Cole explained that heâ€™d be willing to talk it out with the rapper if it ever came down to it.
â€œIâ€™m not even thinking about it, but if I see him of course,â€ said J. Cole when asked if he would speak to the rapper. â€œWhat am I gonna go beat Diggy up or something? Thatâ€™s not gonna happen. Itâ€™s Diggy Simmons, just remember this. Heâ€™s a kid. Heâ€™s good, heâ€™s talented, but heâ€™s a kid. I was really surprised when people was making that an issueâ€¦Thatâ€™s not the type of beef you wanna be involved in.â€