Kendrick Lamar & J Cole are to be preparing to release a collaborative album titled Reminiscing is scheduled to be released soon 2016.
Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad confirms J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar collab album on the way & explains why it was pushed back. – Updated 8/16/2016
Cole did say February huh? Lol https://t.co/Q3PoUnoA9Q
— Punch (@iamstillpunch) February 28, 2016
— Only Hip Hop Facts (@OnlyHipHopFacts) February 27, 2016
TDE President Dave Free: It was in 2015 when Lamar announced that he would like to work with Cole for a joint album. Fans believe that both rappers were planning the album since 2011.
In an interview with MTV News, TDE President Dave Free asked fans to understand that it won’t be easy to put something together — especially from two of the industry’s biggest names. “A joint album does sound great, but people need to understand, these are two geniuses…It takes a long time for one of them to get in a space to create a song…it takes a lot of time and energy. It all has to be a singular project, but it can’t just happen overnight,” Free explained. Free continued by saying that while some song writers and singers can come up with good songs with limited time, he reminded fans that there are some who need proper timing to create a song that won’t disappoint the masses. Last year, Lamar acquired 11 nominations at the Grammy Awards for “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and it’s getting more obvious that the rap sensation isn’t slowing down. Free admitted that the rapper is “always working,” which is probably one of the reasons why the collaboration with J. Cole was never completed even if planning already started years back. It would be unfair to say that it was Lamar’s doing that has been causing the delay of the project and Free said there are a whole lot of good music that TDE will has prepared for fans this year, including new albums from Isaiah Rashad, Q, and SZA. For now, fans can just sit back and relax while tuning in to the songs from other great rappers and music-makers, allowing for Lamar and J. Cole to give enough time for their project to become a reality”.