Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole new album release update: Rappers dealing with other priorities

(Twitter)The long-rumored Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole collaboration has been one of the many topics being discussed among music enthusiasts and fans of the two said artists.

Rap fans in North America and across the globe have been requesting for a collaboration album from Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole for the past few months. However, there currently is still no concrete evidence that an album is coming out despite the countless rumors and speculations that have been going around the Internet and social media websites. There is apparently a lot of reasons that a collaboration album may not be possible, and most of it is due to the different priorities both artist have to contend with this year.

J. Cole for instance has several concerts and appearances that are lined up for him in the coming months. The latest reports have revealed that he is set to perform at the John Paul Jones Arena this coming Aug. 20 in a Welcome Back concert for students. The John Paul Jones website also confirms this and has also revealed that tickets for the show are already available for purchase. The U.S. rapper is also expected to perform for the opening act of the Washington State Fair concert which is happening in September.

As for Kendrick Lamar, the artist is also apparently now busy with the launch of his new footwear dubbed "Classic Leather." The new Reebok classic sneakers are now on sale with Lamar going to different events promoting his new kicks. Aside from his numerous promotional gigs, the artist is apparently also facing several legal problems. Lamar was recently sued for copyright infringement in which the complainant alleged that he had copied music from the 1975 Bill Withers song "Don't You Want to Stay" in his own track titled "I Do This." A separate lawsuit was also filed by Sameerah Satterthwaite who has demanded that Lamar pay her $200 million for taking themes from her poem titled "Revolutionary Women."

As of the moment, there is still no concrete release date for the collaboration album, but Lamar did confirm that they will be releasing it soon.

"We gon drop that out the sky, I ain't gonna give no dates, no nothing. I'm just gonna let it fall," Lamar had mentioned in a recent interview.