Lil Yachty Drops New Song ‘The Secret Recipe’ With J. Cole
J. Cole might have just delivered one of the best verses this year on Lil Yachty’s “The Secret Recipe.” The single dropped at midnight on Friday (Sept. 29) without warning. The rappers spit their bars over a jazzy production without any hook. The artists, in their own verses, express how they want respect for what they’ve done so far in hip-hop. They also explain how their influence has contributed to the genre.
Lil Yachty started it off rapping, “Refuse to pat my back, refuse to shake my hand/Refuse to give me props when I am not around/Refuse to act like I ain’t shift the sound, like I ain’t push the culture.”
He hands it off to Cole, who explains how his features bring value to the song. “Incoming call, press the button, the one that say accept/ He FaceTimed to ask for a feature and saw the face of death/ I’m on your song, your streams going up, not quite the Drake effect/ But don’t complain, bitch, take what you get and cut the label check,” he raps.
J. Cole Declares Himself “The Greatest”
While his bodacious lyrics hype himself up more, he shows he’s not interested in giving his opinion on other hip-hop artists.
“Studio steppers moving extra on songs, fakin’ rep/ Only breaking bad in the lab, thought y’all was making meth/ N—— making threats and I laugh, that’s ’cause you ain’t a threat/ Don’t ask how I feel about no rappers, s—, they okay, I guess,” he spits.
He ends his verse with calling himself the greatest, “Save that s— for one of them n—-s that rock the fake Pateks/My paper stretched just like a Laker before he break a sweat/Signed, the greatest yet.”
This is the first time Yachty and Cole have been on a song together. Earlier this year, Yachty dropped Let’s Start Here, which showed off a new sound for the rapper as he leaned into R&B and rock. As for J. Cole, he’s been on a feature run including “To Summer, From Cole (audio hug)” on Summer Walker’s Clear 2: Soft Life, “Passport Bros” with Bas, “Thanks” with Burna Boy, and more.
Listen to “The Secret Recipe” below: