Earlier in the day, J. Cole changed his avis on Twitter and Instagram which led people to believe that either he’d once again been hacked, or new music was coming. A few hours later, he told people to line up at a venue in New York and that things were going to be on a first come, first serve basis, a little like his Dollar & A Dream shows – but no-one really knew what he was going to perform.
The event just ended and it turns out that it was a listening session for his brand new album which is titled K.O.D.! B. Dot from RapRadar points out that this means three things: Kids On Drugs, King Overdose and Kill Our Demons. A theme in the album seems to be medication, explaining the purple header and avatars on social media.
New album. KOD 4/20
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 17, 2018
Listen to snippets of two songs from the listening session below.