J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar over the past few years have gone from underdog favorites to mainstream juggernauts, racking up platinum plaques, Grammy Awards, sold out tours and accolades galore since they released their debuts in 2011 and 2012. They’ve also remained friends during that time–yes, even after “Control”–and have continued to tease the possibility of a joint album, which they’ve been alluding to on and off for the last half-decade. Today will only add fuel to that fire, as the emcees release remixes of the most popular record off each other’s albums: J. Cole took Kendrick’s “Alright” for a ride, and K. Dot shared his rendition of J. Cole’s moshpit inciting “Tale of 2 Citiez.”
Take a listen below. Who wins?