J. Cole shows his admiration of Drake, and his love of basketball, on his new track.

The Dreamville Records CEO samples Drizzy’s “Pipe Down” from the Certified Lover Boy album, and gives praise to the Champagne Papi, on his new single, “Heaven’s EP.”

Both rappers take pride in their hoop game, and Cole has taken his skills to a higher level, making his pro debut earlier this year playing for the Rwandan Patriots in the Basketball Africa League.

On “Heaven’s EP,” he rhymes, “Like the second time I got cut from the junior varsity/Fightin’ back tears, I promised to switch gears/And said to myself “Whatever you do, you won’t do it partially.”

Cole’s sixth and latest studio album, The Off-Season, hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart in May, like all his previous releases.

The “My Life” MC kicks off The Off-Season tour Friday in Miami. He’ll perform 19 shows, culminating with the Rolling Loud LA festival on December 11.

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