Just a quick four days after J. Cole surprised fans by announcing his fifth studio album, KOD has arrived in full.
The record was ficially released just before midnight on Friday (April 20), and while his previous album 4 Your Eyez Only famously went “platinum with no features,” KOD looks to be following the same route.
After Cole posted the full track list on Wednesday, confusion began to heighten at the “feat. kiLL edward” line item on two the 12 tracks: “The Cut Off” and “FRIENDS.”
However, a user on Twitter was quick to listen to “tidal wave,” the only track on kiLL edward's SoundCloud page, and discover that the lone contributor is just a slowed-down version Cole himself.
— Kyle Gardner (@kylegardner124) April 18, 2018
J. Cole took to Twitter just one day before the release to confirm the triple meaning behind the album’s acronym. According to the rapper, KOD stands for Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed and Kill Our Demons.
KOD. 3 meanings.
Kids on Drugs
Kill Our Demons
The rest the album I leave to your interpretation.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 19, 2018
KOD will need to hit some series heights to be as successful as his other four albums. All them peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Steam KOD below.