Yesterday, Timbaland posed the question on Instagram whether a Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and J. Cole album produced by him, 40, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West would be dope. The answer is obvious. Of course it would. Who knows why Timbo asked this question in the first place, but now that it's out there, it's fun to think about, even though there is probably less than a one percent chance that this would ever happen.
To put this into perspective, J. Cole and Kendrick have been talking about their own collaborative album for a few years and literally nothing has come from it other than a low quality version of their song, "Temptation." If we can't even get that album, imagine adding Drake, Kanye, Pharrell, Dre, and 40 to the mix.
The creative process behind the project would be a sight to see. All of these dominant figures in the hip-hop world trying to get together and create something in unity? Think about the recording of Watch The Throne times 1000. How many times would Drake and Kendrick throw subliminal shots at each other throughout the album that they're both on? Would Cole be allowed to rap about his virginity? Would there be a b-side song with just OB Obrien, Ab-Soul, and Omen? Would Dre and Kanye actually produce anything? Would Travi$ Scott be there for moral support? So many hypothetical questions and just not enough time in the day.
The response from the rest of hip-hop would be fascinating. Meek Mill would surely be upset, but probably just post an Instagram photo about it. CyHi The Prynce would probably drop a song about it where he kidnaps all three. We would hope Pusha T would go on wax with a killer response. Jay Z would probably hope they just let him stream it on Tidal. Papoose would more than likely remix every instrumental from the project. Nicki Minaj would out-rap all three on their own shit if they tried. Future probably wouldn't do anything, but there's a good chance the project wouldn't be better than DS2 anyways.
You get the point. All out chaos would ensue if Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and J. Cole dropped a joint album. So yes, Timbo, it would be awesome, but that's really beside the point.