J. Cole's "Middle Child" Deemed Highest Charting Song Of His Career
The Dreamville rapper is expected to perform his hit single during the 2019 NBA All Star game on Feb. 17.
The record, released on Jan. 26, claimed the spot of Cole's track "ATM," now his second highest charting song, which peaked at No. 6 on the esteemed board. "Middle Child," produced by T-Minus, was welcomed in anticipation after the recent Dreamville sessions the "KOD" rapper and his label's artists recently did for the upcoming Revenge Of The Dreamers III.
Cole's latest single is what many of his fans are hoping will be a consistent output of music. In "Middle Child" Cole himself emphasizes this sentiment.
"This year gon' be different, I set my intentions. I promise to slap all that hate out your voice." It's clear that the Dreamville Records founder wants to set a tone for 2019 and after his verse on 21 Savage's "A Lot" record, he may just do that.
"Middle Child" received a lot of attention not only because the song is Cole's first single— without features — since he released his album KOD in spring 2018, but because of a few select lines where he clears up any rumors and clarifies his stance on rap beefs.
This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift
Back when the rap game was prayin' I'd diss
They act like two legends cannot coexist
But I'd never beef with a n***a for nothin'
If I smoke a rapper it's gon' be legit
Cole is set to headline the 2019 NBA All-Star game halftime performance in his home state of North Carolina on Feb. 17.