J. Cole Announces New Album. ‘KOD’ Holds Secret Concert In NYC
Rapper J. Cole has been missing from the music scene for the past two years, but now he is back and is ready with his fifth album.
In light of his upcoming album, he held an impromptu concert at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. The concert was free and first come, first serve. However there was a catch, fans could not bring in bags, phones or cameras, there also was no press list and guest list, making this an intimate concert for lucky fans.
NYC. Come through. Couple hours from now. First come first serve. pic.twitter.com/Z71I9iRnnu
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 16, 2018
Following the event, it was revealed that his newest album will be titled KOD and will be released everywhere on April 20. After the announcement, fans quickly began to speculate about what “KOD” could possibly stand for.
One fan thought it stood for “King of Dreamville” which would pay respects for J. Cole’s record label “Dreamville Records.”
KOD…..King of Dreamville? 🤔
— Lois Lane (@dope_since91) April 17, 2018
Another fan took a more humorous approach, but still believing it could do with Dreamville Records.
Let’s try again
King of dreamville
Kids of dreamville
Kole of dreamville
— 🌻 T’Nani the Wolfie🐺 (@Vhonie_Mula) April 17, 2018
However, a fan who attended the concert revealed that KOD has three meanings: Kids On Drugs, King Overdosed and Kill Our Demons.
— Tony M Centeno 🎧✍🏽 (@_tonyMC) April 17, 2018
It was also revealed that the album will include 12 songs and does not have any feature artists, similar to his 2014 album Forest Hills Drive, which famously received double platinum without any help from features.
J. Cole has not announced whether or not there will be a tour for KOD, however he will be headlining the JMBLYA Festival in Texas this summer.