Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu, is an Afrobeats musician who recently told an interesting incident about his contact with American rapper J. Cole. During their time in the studio together, J. Cole made a surprising contrast, according to Burna Boy.
Burna Boy and J. Cole worked together on the song ‘Thanks,’ which appears on Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, ‘I Told Them…,’ which was released last week.
During a recent interview on the Rap Radar Podcast hosted by Elliott Wilson, Burna Boy revealed that before recording any music, he, J. Cole, and a group of towering basketball players engaged in meaningful conversations about life and various subjects.
While discussing their experiences, Burna Boy mentioned that he doesn’t typically engage in lengthy conversations with people who aren’t part of his close circle. However, during this interaction, he found himself opening up.
In a surprising turn, J. Cole, during their conversation, reportedly referred to Burna Boy as “Tupac” and stated that he saw Burna Boy as a reincarnation of the legendary hip-hop figure Tupac Shakur in Africa.
This comparison is both flattering and significant, as Tupac Shakur remains an iconic and influential figure in the world of hip-hop.
It reflects the level of respect and recognition that Burna Boy has gained in the global music industry, further solidifying his position as a prominent artist with a unique and impactful voice.