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J. Cole drops new album: listen to it here

J. Cole dropped his mysterious album "KOD" which tackles the issues of drug addiction on a personal and societal level.

4.20.2018

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J. Cole put out a simple tweet, "New album. KOD 4/20" and his followers acted accordingly. He also announced the drop just four days before it was released. The album tackles the relevant issue of drug addiction and abuse. The rapper confirmed that KOD could stand for a variety of things, “Kids on Drugs,” “King Overdosed,” and “Kill Our Demons.”



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Kids on Drugs King Overdosed Kill Our Demons The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.

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KOD


The artist released a trailer which detailed each title further emphasizing the albums focus on substance abuse in different ways. He used an alter ego named kiLL edward meaning its not directly from Coles perspective. Hes known for being a storyteller, and his ability to shift the narrative has been one of his tried-and-true methods. The cover art for the album, a striking impressionist view of J. Cole as a king overseeing kids doing drugs, was created by Detroits Sixmau and includes a disclaimer, “This album is in no way intended to glorify addiction.” J. Cole won't give any more details, as he's leaving the interpretation up to the listeners.