With BTS’s J-Hope teaming up with J. Cole for “On the Street,” two of hip-hop’s most uplifting and serious storytellers come together today for a meaningful hip-hop collaboration.
After BIGHIT MUSIC announced on February 26 that J-Hope was beginning his South Korean military enlistment process, the label quickly announced that a new solo single from the rapper would be released on March 3. official photos “In the street” which saw J-Hope hooked up in New York, “On the Street”‘s major reveal came 24 hours before its release when the official teaser video revealed the song’s special guest star in J. Cole.
True to both artists’ penchant for invigorating and socially conscious messages, “On the Street” overflows with gratitude. according to a press release), the song’s warm energy is undeniable as the K-pop star opens the track, addressing fans by saying, “Even my walk was made of your love and your faith.”
J. Cole takes over for the second verse with a candid and thoughtful section looking back with appreciation on his journey: “All hail the mighty survivor of hell…/Fought tooth and nail/Just to prevail among his most ruthless. Cole also contemplates the future of his career, spitting, “As the moon jumps over the cow / I wonder if I should wait to put the crown back / And stay a little longer / I got a strange kind of hungry,” no doubt prompting fans to analyze every lyric.
J-Hope closes the track by repeating the anthemic chorus, but not before adding a shoutout to “Cole World.”
“On the Street” is particularly meaningful to J-Hope. While BTS has long shared their admiration for the North Carolina-raised rapper, revealing in 2013 their reinterpreted version of J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” with “Born Singer,” which wasn’t officially released until last year. on Evidence—J-Hope has always shared how Cole is one of his ultimate favorite singers; take a look at his favorite song playlist featuring two Cole tracks.
The official music video saw the two stars collaborate and shoot the clip in New York.
“On the Street” is J-Hope’s first new solo song since hopping on “Rush Hour” with Korean R&B singer “Crush” (at No. 1 on the global digital song sales chart) the last fall and follows his feature film jack in the box July album. Meanwhile, J. Cole released a surprise song a few weeks ago on January 18 with “Procrastination (Broke)”, acting as a thank you to producer Bvtman and “all the producers who prepare and share their work with the world. “. Cole’s last LP was May 2021 The off-season de (which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200).