J. Cole Quits Doing Guest Features
J. Cole is no longer doing features.
The North Carolina rapper made the announcement with a Friday afternoon (Sept. 20) tweet he posted hours after the release of "Family and Loyalty," a Cole-assisted new Gang Starr song that dropped earlier today.
"This a honor to be on this song. NEW Gang Starr," Cole wrote with mind-blown emojis and diamond emojis. "This is the last feature you’ll hear from me. Thank you to everybody I got to work with during this run. 🙏🏿 @REALDJPREMIER This song a classic, thank you. RIP GURU."
In addition to releasing his Dreamville imprint's Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation album this year, Cole has also given out features to the likes of Ty Dolla $ign ("Purple Emoji") and Young Thug ("The London" with Travis Scott), among others.
Cole spoke on his epic feature run for the spring 2019 issue of XXL Magazine.
"Last year, I set an intention to say yes way more than I say no," said Cole, who'd just wrapped up his KOD tour at the time. "Say yes to features. Step outside of my comfort zone. And it’s still going. I’m trying to level up this year on the features. Last year was like a preview. I don’t want to be done with rap years from now and look back like, Damn, I didn’t even work with nobody. I don’t want to have no regrets. The year that I’m going to have is all coming from a place of when this shit is all said and done, I want to know that I left no stone unturned. I fucking did everything I wanted to do. Even shit I didn’t want to do but ended up being glad that I did it in the end."
Listen to Gang Starr's "Family and Loyalty" with J. Cole for yourself below.
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