J. Cole Announces New Album ‘KOD’

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J. Cole is set to release his fifth studio album KOD on Friday, April 20.

The Dreamville rapper took to Twitter on Monday to reveal the title and release date. “New album. KOD 4/20,” he tweeted.

Earlier in the evening, Cole hosted a “first come first serve” event at Gramercy Theatre in New York, which was announced just hours earlier in the day. Around 500 fans packed the venue to hear Cole debut his new music. No phones or cameras were allowed inside.

According to @OnlyHipHopFacts, who was in attendance, the KOD title has multiple meanings. It stands for “Kids on Drugs,” “King Overdosed,” and “Killing Our Demons.”

KOD marks the follow-up to 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 with with 492,000 album equivalent units in its first week.

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