J. Cole – KOD (Album)

Since famously going platinum having no features with his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive four years ago, J. Cole has continued submitting himself atop rap’s current Mount Rushmore. With his previous studio album 4 Your Eyez Only also hitting the platinum mark in 2016, J. Cole releases his new album KOD on less than a weeks notice. With the world of rap seemingly in the palm of his hands, KOD takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster provided through the wise mind of the now veteran rapper. While unnecessary, Cole proves he can still spit the hype upbeat bars that brought him up in songs “Motiv8” and “KOD.” The only two features on the album are by kiLL Edward who’s identity remains unknown but is to believed to be Cole’s alter ego. Cole opens up his mind to love in the songs “Photograph” and “Kevin’s Heart,” while focusing on the effects of addiction at the same time. The last song on the album, “1985,” is a lyrical masterpiece directed to the young rappers of today ergeing them to focus on their impact on others. The rapper tweeted out the three meanings of the acronym KOD which are Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed and Kill Our Demons. With the track “KOD” already breaking streaming records, J. Cole is on his way to another platinum album.

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