J. Cole Answers Kendrick Lamar Diss on Surprise New Album Might Delete Later: Listen


With little warning, J. Cole released the new album Might Delete Later overnight. The North Carolina rapper’s first full-length since May 2021’s The Off-Season has contributions from Ari Lennox, Gucci Mane, Young Dro, T-Minus, Cam’ron, Bas, the Alchemist, Ab-Soul, Charlie Heat, Mike Will Made-It, Conductor Williams, Central Cee, and more. Listen to J. Cole’s new album below.

Might Delete Later arrives just two weeks after Kendrick Lamar took aim at Drake and J. Cole on “Like That.” Cole addresses Lamar on the new album’s closing song, “7 Minute Drill.” He opens the track, “I came up in the ’Ville, so I’m good when it’s tension/He still doin’ shows, but fell off like The Simpsons.” He goes on to diss Lamar’s albums and throw shade at the Grammys for awarding the Compton rapper so greatly. (Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for 50 Grammy Awards, taking home 17 trophies; J. Cole has been nominated for 17 and won two Grammys.) Cole closes “7 Minute Drill” by, once again, teasing his fabled album The Fall Off.

Kendrick Lamar’s “Like That” is the No. 1 song in the United States. Read Dylan Green’s review of the We Don’t Trust You track.