Lil Durk Says J. Cole ‘Smoked His Ass’ On ‘All My Life’ Collab

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Lil Durk has admitted J. Cole ‘smoked his ass’ on his new single “All My Life” that dropped on Friday (May 12), and says “barely happens” to him.

During an interview with Complex at his release party on Thursday (May 11), the OTF the boss discussed the new project and admitted that Cole smoked him on his own song.

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“He smoked my ass on that one, for one — barely,” Smurk said when asked about his experience working with the Dreamville don. “That barely happens. But shout out to J. Cole, shout out to [Dr.] Luke, we made it happen.”

The lead song off Lil Durk’s new album, Almost Healed, which is scheduled to be released on May 26, is “All My Life,” which was produced by pop hitmaker Dr. Luke. Additionally, it is Durk and Cole’s first time working together.

In a separate interview with Apple Music, Durk discussed “All My Life” and claimed that the inspiration for the song stemmed from his “moody” feelings and knew J. Cole would be the perfect fit.

“Whatever mood I’m in, I just go to the studio and just make the music,” he said. “I just feel like a positive vibe went up with Dr. Luke, you know what I’m saying? That’s the first song he played and I just felt it and I’m like, ‘Man, I want J. Cole on this.’”

He continued: “And I made it happen. I’ve been talking to him, checking up on him, just seeing how you doing. You wait for the right moment for him to ask to be on the song. The song be big.

“I just wanted to be like, ‘I want J. Cole on the song.’ So when we do the song, the first person popped in my head, I’m like, ‘I got to get J. Cole on this.’”