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Drake calls J. Cole “one of the greatest rappers ever to touch the mic”

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J. Cole invited Drake and Future to join on stage Friday in Miami, and Drizzy praised him as one of the best MCs in history.

Cole was headlining the first night of The Off-Season tour, and he invited the duo to perform their hit, “Way 2 Sexy,” according to Complex.

Drake said to the “My Life” rapper, “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…I just want you to understand something. You are genuinely, without a doubt, one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a mic.”

The Champagne Papi was referring to Cole, ranking himself behind him and Kendrick Lamar in his new single, “Heaven’s EP.”

“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 continued. “I love you with all my heart, you’re my brother, one of my favorite artists. Always appreciate you having me out here.”

Cole continues his tour Monday night in Atlanta. He’s performing 19 shows, culminating with the Rolling Loud LA festival on December 11.

Additionally, on Monday, J. Cole announced that his Dreamville Festival will return in 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina after being canceled this year and 2020 due to the pandemic. He’s expanding to two days: Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3.

SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, Nelly, Teyana Taylor and Ari Lennox were among the artists who performed at the inaugural festival in 2019. The 2022 lineup will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET at

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