Lil Durk’s Almost Healed album had an indisputably strong first week following its delayed release. One of the album’s 21 tracks, in particular, has remained a fan favorite among listeners. Before releasing his work to the public, the Chicago native released a tune called “All My Life” with J. Cole as a teaser.
The partnership has gotten both lyricists a lot of love from fellow industry figures and followers on social media. According to online rumors, the Dreamville musician earned roughly $1 million for the verse he wrote for Durk’s song.
Earlier this week, @raphousetv2 on Twitter alleged that the 7722 artist handed over an astounding $978K for Cole’s contribution. Breaking down the math of the transaction, for writing and spitting 489 words, the North Carolina-born star was believed to have made $2K/word for the feature. Few came out disputing the claims, especially considering how prolific Cole has become over the years, however, his manager, Ibrahim Hamad, set the record straight on Monday (June 5) afternoon.
J. Cole’s Manager Enters the Chat
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) June 5, 2023
Though Hamad didn’t reveal exactly how much Cole did make off of “All My Life,” he did use a cap emoji to indicate that the gossip is fake. It’s been a minute since the “Wet Dreamz” hitmaker gave us a solo project (his last, The Off-Season, landed in 2021) so it’s entirely possible he and Durk made a verse-for-verse arrangement, and we’ll hear the 30-year-old on his friend’s next project.
Elsewhere on his Almost Healed album, Lil Durk connected with Alicia Keys, Future, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Rob49, and country singer Morgan Wallen. He also shared a posthumous feature from Juice WRLD, who appears on track 17, “Cross The Globe.”