Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has revealed that American rapper, J.Cole told him during a studio session that he is on the same level as the late hip-hop legend, Tupac Shakur.
Burna Boy made the claim while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of the Rap Radar Podcast hosted by Elliott Wilson.
He said, “I don’t really know the dynamics behind how everything happened, but somehow I end up in the studio with J. Cole and a bunch of basketball players tall as hell. Before [recording] any music, we’re all just talking about real stuff, about life and everything.
“For me, I don’t really like to have conversations with people that don’t live with me. You know, I don’t have long conversations like that. So, I found myself just going off.
“And before we start [recording], he [J. Cole] just goes, ‘Bro, this n*gga is Tupac. And then I looked around to see who he’s talking about. It’s me he’s talking about. He’s like, this n*gga is like Tupac reincarnated in Africa.”
Recall that J. Cole was featured on ‘Thanks’, in Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, ‘I Told Them…’ which was released last week.