J. Cole has announced that his next studio album will arrive next week: The off-season releases May 14. The record serves as the North Carolina rapper’s follow-up to 2018 KOD, as well as his Dreamville 2019 compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III. Find J. Cole’s announcement below.
J. Cole KOD it was suggested that follow-up be The fall because the last song on KOD was captioned “Intro to ‘The Fall-Off’.” In addition, his 2020 singles “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice” were featured as the first two songs of The fall. A recent Cole teaser, however, indicated that The off-season could precede The fall.
Last year, before releasing “The Climb Back” and “Lion King on Ice,” Cole shared “Snow on tha Bluff,” which was seen as a dissenting lead against Noname. He later returned to his criticisms of Noname. In response, Noname posted a J. Cole diss titled “Song 33,” and she later wrote, “I’m not proud to have responded.”
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