Lil Durk's highly anticipated album, "Almost Healed," made an undeniable impact during its much-anticipated opening week, following its delayed release. With a total of 21 captivating tracks, one song, in particular, has emerged as a clear fan favorite.
Before unveiling the album to the world, the talented Chicago native treated fans to a tantalizing sneak peek with the release of a single titled "All My Life," featuring the legendary J. Cole.
This collaboration has garnered immense praise from industry icons and fans alike, generating a buzz across various social media platforms. Speculation has been rife about the financial details surrounding Cole's contribution, with rumors suggesting that the Dreamville artist pocketed a staggering sum of nearly $1 million for his stellar verse on Durk's track.
Recently, @raphousetv2 took to Twitter, alleging that the esteemed 7722 artist generously paid a jaw-dropping $978,000 to secure J. Cole's coveted feature. Delving into the mathematics behind this intriguing transaction, it was estimated that Cole earned an impressive $2,000 per word for his writing and delivery, considering he contributed 489 words to the song. The news created quite a stir among fans and industry observers, given J. Cole's remarkable artistry and his consistent impact throughout the years.
However, Ibrahim Hamad, Cole's manager, swiftly stepped in to debunk the claims and put an end to the speculation on Monday (June 5) afternoon.
While Hamad refrained from divulging the exact figure that J. Cole received for his contribution on "All My Life," he decisively dismissed the circulating gossip with a simple cap emoji, signifying its falsehood.
Considering J. Cole's reputation for maintaining artistic integrity and authenticity, it is highly plausible that he and Durk engaged in a verse-for-verse arrangement, hinting at the possibility of a future collaboration on the 30-year-old rapper's upcoming project.
The anticipation for J. Cole's next solo venture has been mounting, particularly since the release of his last project, "The Off-Season," in 2021. As fans eagerly await his next musical masterpiece, the connection and synergy between J. Cole and Lil Durk continue to captivate listeners, leaving them hungry for more. The potential of witnessing these two powerhouses unite once again on future endeavors only adds to the excitement and anticipation that surrounds their respective artistic journeys.