J. Cole’s “Middle Child” has catapulted from no. 26 on Billboard‘s “Hot 100” to no. 4, which makes it the rapper’s highest charting song to date.
The Dreamville rapper released the track as a single on Jan. 26. It is now the Fayetteville rapper’s second highest charting song, which peaked at no. 6 on the Billboard charts.
Since Cole released his 2018 album KOD, “Middle Child” is the married father’s first single without any features, which makes this swift chart jumping rise more intriguing.
“Middle Child” was produced by Canadian producer T-Minus, who has also produced records for artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, and Bryson Tiller.
The typically humble rapper, seems to be a bit more cocky this time around with the release of “Middle Child”. Last month, Cole stated that “this how I’m coming all year. This how Dreamville coming all 2019,” on Twitter when announcing the release of the track. Perhaps the former underdog knew that it would top the charts.
In his hometown, J. Cole will be headlining the 2019 NBA All-Star game halftime performance on Feb. 17.
Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.