J. Cole has been MIA from the music scene for the past year and a half, last hitting us with his 4 Your Eyez Only album back in December of 2016, but earlier this week he returned from his hiatus to surprise us with the announcement of his 5th studio album K.O.D would be dropping in a matter of days on 4/20 (perfect timing, J!) Well now that time has come, and K.O.D has officially arrived.
The 12-track project 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 saying “This album is in no way intended to glorify addiction,” and it appears Cole took a conceptual route to tackle the use of drugs to escape coping with personal issues. Something we can all relate to, I’m sure.
In fact, the acronym “Kids On Drugs” refers to kids confronting their personal issues with recreational & prescription drugs as seen by the back album cover.
Interesting enough, the project ends with the outro “1985,” which not only is the year Jermaine was born, but will reportedly serve as an intro to Cole’s next untitled project as well. Well played, 1985 is the best year. 😉
Check out a sneak peek here:
You are most welcome, this shit was hard to find!
Have a fab weekend!
xoxx -Mel 💋