J. Cole’s “surprise” album, “KOD,” has arrived!
Well here it is y’all. After announcing the album on Monday and performing it live at a pop-up show in NYC, J. Cole’s fifth studio album, K.O.D, has officially arrived. The project, which was recorded in only two weeks, has three meanings for the acronym K.O.D, including “King Overdosed,” “Kill Our Demons,” and “Kids on Drugs.”
The album cover has a disclaimer in white text, saying “This album is in now way intended to glorify addiction,” and it appears Cole took a conceptual route to tackle the usage of drugs to escape coping with personal issues. In fact, the acronym Kids On Drugs refers to kids confronting their issues with recreational & prescription drugs as displayed on the back album cover.
The follow up to 4 Your Eyez Only contains 12 tracks in total and features two songs with Cole’s alter-ego Kill Edward, who appears on “The Cut Off” & “Friends.” However, if we’re being technical, Cole has once again gone the no-feature route, looking to achieve his third platinum album with no help. The project ends with the outro “1985,” which not only is the year Jermaine was born, but will reportedly serve as an intro into Cole’s next untitled project.
Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the project in its entirety via Apple Music. Hit play and let us know what record you’re feeling the most?