J. Cole's regrets His First No. 1 Single Being a "Drake Alley-Oop"

J. Cole’s regrets His First No. 1 Single Being a “Drake Alley-Oop”

J. Cole’s regrets His First No. 1 Single Being a “Drake Alley-Oop”

In a candid moment on Lil Yachty’s A Safe Place podcast, J. Cole admitted to having mixed feelings about his first-ever No. 1 single, “First Person Shooter.” While he is grateful for the achievement, part of him wishes it didn’t come as an “alley-oop” from his good friend Drake. He expressed that if it had peaked at No. 2, it wouldn’t have bothered him, but achieving No. 1 with a Drake collaboration brought mixed emotions.

J. Cole’s regrets His First No. 1 Single Being a “Drake Alley-Oop”

Despite his friendly competition with Drake, J. Cole stated, “I’d almost feel better not having my first No. 1 being off a Drake alley-oop. I love Drake, and I love that I’m a part of that moment with him like Michael Jackson.”

J. Cole gave credit to the fact that both his and Drake’s fans still purchase singles, contributing to “First Person Shooter” topping the Hot 100. The track sold 4,000 digital copies in its first week and garnered 42.2 million streams and 4.3 million radio airplay audience impressions.

This achievement also tied Drake with Michael Jackson, both having 13 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. J. Cole had previously come close to the top spot with “My Life” in 2021 and “All My Life,” his collaboration with Lil Durk earlier this year, both peaking at No. 2.

While fans may debate who had the best verse on the track, J. Cole gave a shoutout to Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league in “First Person Shooter,” which garnered appreciation from the N.W.A legend.

Share your thoughts on this (J. Cole’s regrets His First No. 1 Single Being a “Drake Alley-Oop”), and stay tuned for more exciting updates in the world of hip-hop.

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Rap's Journey

Milestone Alert: Rap’s Journey on the Hot 100 Charts

The journey of rap has seen its share of challenges and victories.

Travis Scott emerged triumphant by ending the genre’s spell without a chart-topping album, with his release “Utopia” seizing the top spot on the charts a mere three weeks ago. Remarkably, it continues to maintain its dominant position.

Yet, an even lengthier streak remains unbroken.

A complete year has elapsed since a rap track secured the coveted number-one position on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Breaking this streak is Oliver Anthony’s melodious creation, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” a departure from the rap genre.

This week, the talented country singer clinches the top rank, etching his name in history as the first-ever artist to seize the coveted number-one spot without any prior chart presence.

Soulja Boy’s Decision

Soulja Boy Reveals How He Raked in 100k Monthly from Kiss Me Thru The Phone THEURBANSPOTLIGHT.COM

Soulja Boy Reveals How He Raked in $100k Monthly from ‘Kiss Me Thru The Phone’

Soulja Boy, the Atlanta rap veteran, sheds light on his astonishing earnings from the chart-topping hit “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” divulging that he was pulling in an impressive $100,000 per month during its peak. In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, he discusses the lucrative source of income that stemmed not from the song itself, but rather from fans calling and texting the phone number, 6789998212, as sung by Sammie in the track.

Recounting the story behind the iconic number, Soulja Boy passionately states, “We gotta get the number back, man! That number is so legendary, you know how they do. It used to be my number, actually. When I first dropped that song, that was my number.”

Elaborating further, he explains, “Alright, let me tell y’all the real story. Boom. So that number was like a fan line. Every time somebody called that number, I was getting paid off of that. It was like a subscription. You could text it or call it, so I was probably making like $100,000 a month off of that, just people calling that number.”

“Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” produced by Jim Jonsin and featured in Soulja Boy’s second studio album, iSouljaBoyTellem, stands as his second biggest single to date, following his breakout hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” which dominated the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.





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