On Monday J. Cole announced that he would be dropping his fifth studio album KOD on April
20 th .
The rapper later shared the front and back cover of his new album. His front cover has a King
hiding children under his robe and some children are turning into skeletons. Three of the children
have drugs and a fourth child is drinking. The top has a disclaimer “This album is in no way
intended to glorify addiction”. The back cover has children flying through the sky on an object
that is made out of drugs.
On April 19 th J. Cole released an album trailer that explained the abbreviation for KOD. The
three meanings are Kids On Drugs, King Overdosed, and Kill Our Demons. He said, “The rest of
the album I leave to your interpretation.”
Although, he said he would drop his new album on 4/20 he released it a few hours before
His album only features kiLL edward and it has fans wondering who it is. People assume it is his
alter ego since he said that he wanted to go “Platinum with no features.” The artist is featured on
two tracks, “The Cut Off” and “Friends”.
Cole sings about sex, money, drugs, and pain. His song “1985 – Intro to “The Fall Off” has
people talking about him taking shots at the younger generation of rappers. His lyrics say “I hear
your music and I know that rap’s changed/A bunch of folks would say that that’s a bad thing/
‘Cause everything’s commercial and its pop now/ Trap drums is the shit that’s hot now/ See I’ve
been on a quest for the next wave/ But never mind that was just a segue/ I must say by your
songs I’m unimpressed, Hey.”
J. Cole has yet to comment about his tracks, but he always seems to deliver to his fans!