Drake dubs J Cole ‘greatest rapper’ after 'Pipe Down' freestyle, fans say it's fact
J Cole kicked off his ‘The Off Season’ tour in style on September 24 as he brought Toronto hip-hop icon Drake to surprise his audience in Miami. The live audience as well as the social media users were in for a shock as soon as Drizzy landed on stage and belted out some of his recent hit singles from his sixth album ‘Certified Lover Boy’.
However, the big moment came when Drake addressed J Cole’s most recent ‘Heaven’s EP’ freestyle which was done on the instrumental of the former’s hit single ‘Pipe Down’ from his latest album. On the song, the 36-year-old rapper had dubbed Drake and Kendrick Lamar as “superstars” saying he was willing to take the bronze- referring to the third position as one of the best rappers. Drake addressed the freestyle claiming that Cole was one of the greatest ever to touch the mic sending their fans into a tizzy. Cole and Drake have earlier worked together on the 2011 song ‘In the Morning’.
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Drake, who performed on songs like ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ and ‘Knife Talk’, quickly grabbed a spot on the trending list along with Cole after he shared his love for the ‘Middle Child’ hitmaker. “I just like, I gotta say this 'cause I don't always wanna have a heartfelt moment when we're on stage together. You know, you did that 'Pipe Down' freestyle the other day. You was sayin' in the freestyle that they gave you the bronze or whatever, me and Kendrick [Lamar]...I just want you to understand something. You are genuinely, without a doubt, one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a mic."
The multiple Grammy-winning artist continued as the packed stadium could not control their emotions, “I just want to let you know, there's way too many people in the world that think and know that Cole is in the top position.” Drake concluded, "I love you with all my heart, you're my brother, one of my favorite artists. Always appreciate you having me out here." Cole seemed touched by the moment as they hugged it out on stage. Speaking of his ‘Heaven’s EP’ freestyle, Cole rapped, “Some people say that I’m running third, they threw the bronze at me/Behind Drake and Dot, yeah them ni**as is superstars to me/Maybe deep down I’m afraid of my luminosity/So when you see me on red carpets, I’m movin’ awkwardly.” Apart from Drake, Cole also brought Future, 21 Savage, and Morray. J Cole’s ‘The Off Season’ tour will conclude on December 11.
#Drake giving #Jcole his flowers on stage in Miami 💯 pic.twitter.com/1Qr1Uk4s6c— No Jumper (@nojumper) September 25, 2021
‘J Cole way too humble for his own good’
Hip-hop fans were in for a treat as they got to witness the two greats on a stage together. While cherishing the rare moment, one user stated, “Cannot believe what i just witnessed omfg drake future j cole 21 ahhhhhhhhhhh.” Another posted, “Drake and J Cole has never let their success come between their friendship and its always been genuine too. i love that for them.”
One elated user added, “J Cole bringing Drake out tonight was the best part of the concert.” Whereas, another chimed in and tweeted, “J Cole really brought out Drake and Future while already having 21 on the set…GOAT for a reason.” The next individual shared, “Drake the goat! J Cole way too humble for his own good so this was needed.” One person asserted, “I agree with everything drake said about j cole right here tonight. 2 goats”, as another said, “drake giving j cole his flowers is everything.” One concluded, “Drake is speaking facts about J Cole, my favorite rapper of all time.”
CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST WITNESSED OMFG DRAKE FUTURE J COLE 21 AHHHHHHHHHHH— 𓃹 (@soflobunny) September 25, 2021
drake and j cole has never let their success come between their friendship and its always been genuine too. i love that for them https://t.co/tEUfw3YRN3— 𝙬𝙤𝙤𝙯𝙞𝙚 🦉 (@selenasidepiece) September 25, 2021
J. Cole bringing Drake out tonight was the best part of the concert— michelle (@mnassimos) September 25, 2021
J Cole really brought out Drake and Future while already having 21 on the set…GOAT for a reason— Camachito (@ecamacho08) September 25, 2021
Drake the goat! J. Cole way too humble for his own good so this was needed. https://t.co/kbu4ny4WGO— Marcel Moeller (@mmarcelandreas) September 25, 2021
i agree with everything drake said about j cole right here tonight. 2 goats pic.twitter.com/FayemDaIiH— Jamal Cristopher (@JamCristopher) September 25, 2021
DRAKE GIVING J COLE HIS FLOWERS IS EVERYTHING— ymb (@ymbranii) September 25, 2021
Drake is speaking facts about J Cole, my favorite rapper of all time pic.twitter.com/t9UHwE2zCt— Braxton💚 (@BraxtonAbstract) September 25, 2021