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When discussing the best rappers of this generation, you without a doubt must include J. Cole in the conversation. In the time since he bursted onto the scene with his mixtapes The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights (and respectively The Come Up before that), the Fayetteville, North Carolina native has established himself as one of the most well rounded and well respected MCs in the game. With his lethal pen, concise storytelling and unmatched ability to relate to listeners and make them think deeply, Cole has amassed a cult like following of fans. With over 9 million records sold and a Grammy under his belt, it makes since why his fans and a lot of rap heads in general consider him the current GOAT.

They’re not the only ones who feel that way though. On his verse on Drake’s ‘First Person Shooter,’ which just got Cole his first Billboard Hot 100 number one (and Drake his 13th), he shared his thoughts on the trendy topic. “Love when they argue the hardest MC. Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? We the big three like we started a league, but right now, I feel like Muhammad Ali. Yeah, Muhammad Ali. The one that they call when they sh-t ain’t connectin’ no more, feel like I got a job in IT.”

Cole’s incredible verse sparked numerous debates across the internet. Is it verse of the year? Did he wash Drake on the track? Did Cole solidify himself as the current best rapper? One thing that is not in question is the fact that Cole is on a hall of fame feature run…and has been for years quite honestly. When did it start? We’re not 100% sure but it could possibly be pinpointed with a tweet. In August of 2018, the Born Sinner artist tweeted “Feed me beats. Everything gettin murdered.”

He was not lying. Over the past five years, every song that Cole has graced his presence with, he’s rapped like the rent was due. With the success of ‘First Person Shooter,’ we got the idea to put together a gallery of all (or most) of his features since he posted the above tweet. Whether you like cuts from the Dreamville Revenge of the Dreamers III album, unexpected collaborations with the likes of 21 Savage and Lil Durk or the recently crowned number one song in the world, it’s all here! Slide in the comments and let us know which features are your favorites and if we left any joints out!

1. Joey Bada$$ – Legendary

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2. Jeezy – American Dream

Source:Rap Nation

3. Royce Da 5’9 – Boblo Boat

Source:Royce 5'9 Official

4. Cozz – Zendaya

Source:The LoFi Forest

5. 6LACK – Pretty Little Fears


6. Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby

Source:Ari Lennox

7. Bas – Tribe


8. Moneybagg Yo – Say Na

Source:MoneyBagg Yo

9. Jay Rock – OSOM


10. Anderson Paak – Trippy

Source:Anderson Paak

11. Rapsody – Sojourner


12. J.I.D – Off Deez

Source:Lyrical Lemonade

13. 21 Savage – A Lot

Source:21 Savage

14. Young Thug – The London

Source:Young Thug

15. Dreamville – Under The Sun


16. Dreamville – Sacrifcies


17. Dreamville – Down Bad


18. Ty Dolla $ign – Purple Emoji

Source:Ty Dolla $ign

19. Offset – How Did I Get Here

Source:Migos ATL

20. Gang Starr – Family and Loyalty

Source:Gang Starr

21. Big K.R.I.T. – Prove It

Source:BIG K.R.I.T.

22. Miguel – Come Through and Chill


23. Joyner Lucas – Your Heart

Source:Joyner Lucas

24. Wale – Poke It Out


25. Young Thug – Stressed

Source:Young Thug

26. Bas – The Jackie


27. Dreamville – Stick


28. Benny the Butcher – Johnny P’s Caddy

Source:Benny the Butcher

29. YG – Scared Money




31. Smino – 90 Proof


32. Bas – Passport Bros


33. BIA – London


34. Dreamville – Adonis Interlude (The Montage)


35. Gucci Mane – There I Go

Source:Gucci Mane

36. Burna Boy – Thanks

Source:Burna Boy

37. J-Hope – On The Street


38. Lil Durk – All My Life

Source:Lil Durk

39. Summer Walker – To Summer, From Cole (Audio Hug)

Source:Summer Walker

40. Lil Yachty – The Secret Recipe

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41. Drake – First Person Shooter