“The real is back! The ‘Ville is back!”
Many know of today as April 20th, the infamous 4/20 for all you extra-extracurricular activity peoples, but for true rap lovers, today is J. Cole day! The North Carolina native has released his fifth studio album, KOD, just days after announcing it on Twitter.
Yesterday evening he released a new trailer where he revealed three different meanings for the abbreviated album title: Kids on Drugs, King Overdose, and Kill Our Demons. He also added, “The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.”
J. Cole began teasing fans with the album earlier this week. On Monday, he tweeted an open invitation to an impromptu listening session at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, where he disclosed that the LP would drop at the end of the week.
KOD. 3 meanings.
Kids on Drugs
Kill Our Demons
The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 19, 2018
A couple days later he displayed the artwork and tracklist to the 12-song set.