T-Minus-produced J. Cole single “Middle Child” goes 5x Platinum
While fans wait patiently for a new J. Cole album, previous releases continue to secure new accolades and accomplishments for the Dreamville rapper.
The 2019 song “Middle Child”—which was co-produced by Cole and Toronto’s own T-Minus and was featured on the compilation Revenge of The Dreamers 3—has officially been certified five times Platinum. The accompanying video for the track also recently passed the 130 million view mark and currently sits at an impressive 134.7 million total hits.
“When the beat comes in and the 808 hits, it hits you. It hits you really hard. The 808 is slapping. To add a little bit more energy to the song when it drops, we added some hi-hats as well.” – T-Minus
Back in Feb. 2019, T-Minus connected with Genius for a behind the scenes look at the making of “Middle Child.”
“[The drums are] actually very reminiscent of KOD ’cause a lot of it’s very like stuttery kind of hats, very short but rhythmic. And playing along with the hi-hats is a clap sound, rim shot-like perc sound, and a bell sound,” he explained to Genius.
Along with being multi-certified, the single has brought in numerous other accolades for the North Carolina-raised superstar.
“Middle Child” peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it J. Cole’s highest-charting song, and it’s received four nominations including Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award at the BET Awards, the Impact Track award (which Cole won) at the BET Hip Hop Awards, the Rhythm & Bars Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and a Best Rap Performance nod at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
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