Watch Lil Yachty and J. Cole Talk Their Shit on "The Secret Recipe"
Complete with a Drake shoutout
Published Sep 29, 2023Lil Yachty has had quite the year, and it's clear, based on his new single "The Secret Recipe" with J. Cole, that he feels entitled to more respect than he's been getting.
Exclaim! has not been sleeping on Yachty — we gave his psych rock album Let's Start Here an 8/10 review and named him a can't-miss act of the Canadian festival season — but, apparently, everyone else has been.
So, naturally, he took a moment between shows on his North American tour en route to Toronto (October 3) and Vancouver (October 21) to lash out at his haters and naysayers: "The standards have collapsed / They wrote me in with lames / They treat me like I'm them / They hate I overcame / 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."
Cole, meanwhile, generally elects to remain soft-spoken and touch more on social issues than personal ones. Although he took the opportunity to call out performative activism, he also embraced the track's brazen energy and strutted his stuff alongside Yachty: "I'm on your song, your streams goin' up / Not quite the Drake effect / But don't complain, bitch / Take what you get and cut the label check / My table set, I dine on your favourite / One verse will take his breath."
Watch the music video by AMD Visuals to hear the full song below.