Here’s Every Song That J. Cole Has Been Featured on in 2018
In an industry filled with oversaturation, J. Cole is one of the few artists who still believes in quality over quantity. The North Carolina MC has released five albums in seven years, all of which have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He hasn’t put out a solo mixtape in nearly a decade. Despite being one of the game’s premier players and very much in high demand, Jermaine is a bit of a rap recluse when it comes to passing out guest verses, comparatively speaking. The Dreamville head honcho hasn’t deviated much from his formula in 2018 while at the same time providing some memorable guest moments.
Mr. Platinum With No Features released his KOD album back in April, another completely solo project that reignited the conversation of drug addiction in rap. He’s seemingly been on the road since then, officially kicking off his KOD Tour along with Young Thug, Jaden Smith and EarthGang in August and recently wrapping in October.
Even with the hefty road schedule, Cole has found time to hop on a select few songs from rappers like Jay Rock, Royce 5’9”, Dreamville artists Bas and Cozz, and a few more. Hearing Cole on his own records is one thing, but hearing him musically mesh on another artist's track is a rarity that should be appreciated.
“You don’t get too much personal shit as far as J. Cole goes,” 6lack told XXL of the “ATM” rapper’s appearance on his song “Pretty Little Fears.” “You get what he gives you. For him to step aside and talk about something and write something that even fans kinda perceive it as, ‘This isn’t just a verse; he’s talking to somebody.’ I love that feature.”
Here’s to hoping we get more Magic Johnson-like assists from Jermaine Cole in 2019.
Listen to all of J. Cole’s 2018 feature verses below.