J. Cole just proves he is already a rap legend.
The Dreamville rapper broke the internet when he announced his new album Kids On Drugs, aka KOD, due on Friday, 4/20. Interestingly, J. Cole is releasing a new album about drugs on the official holiday that we celebrate weed. That’s definitely not a coincidence. There are some working titles for the true meaning behind KOD including Kids on Drugs, Killing Our Demons, and King Overdose.
On Monday, the Roc Nation rapper surprised his fans with a free concert in New York City after having only announced the show on Twitter a couple hours before. “NYC. Come through. Couple hours from now. First come first serve,” he tweeted. After the show, he announced the new album on his timeline without giving out any further details. “New album. KOD 4/20,” he wrote.
J. Cole has become notorious for dropping albums with only short notices and limited promotional runs. His third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive was released with only a short notice window and then project quickly reached platinum status. He then embarked on a short tour to promote the album that grossed over $16 million with more than half a million tickets sold including two sold-out shows at Madison Square Gardens in New York City.
New album. KOD 4/20
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 17, 2018
NYC. Come through. Couple hours from now. First come first serve. pic.twitter.com/Z71I9iRnnu
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 16, 2018
J.Cole sold out Madison Square Garden twice and he's still doing Free Concerts I honestly don't understand how you can talk down on such a humble artist he don't gotta do that shit dude is taking money out his pockets just to please fans thank you J.Cole for staying yourself
— Justin (@Dreamvillian90) April 16, 2018
dropping an album called Kidz on Drugz on 4/20 is so J Cole that i don't even have a joke that can do justice to it
— Bunny Failer (@HaroldBingo) April 17, 2018
Drake announced an album. J. Cole announced an album. Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer. It’s Chance The Rapper’s birthday. It’s the 15-year anniversary of Michael Jordan’s last NBA game. And D-Wade had 21 points in the first half of a playoff game at 36. It’s been quite the day.
— Aaron Dodson (@aardodson) April 17, 2018