​J. Cole Is Dropping a New Album This Week

​J. Cole Is Dropping a New Album This Week
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J. Cole has announced plans to release a new album later this week. It's set to land on April 20.
 
The rapper revealed the news on Twitter, and while he didn't give up many official details, he did include the cryptic abbreviation "K.O.D." — prompting many to assume that it could be the title of the impending record.
 
Prior to making the announcement, Cole hosted an impromptu free pop-up event at Gramercy Theatre in New York last night (April 16). It served as an album listening party rather than a concert, and as such, no phones or cameras were allowed in the venue.
 
That didn't stop some attendees from tweeting about the event afterward. Brian Miller of Rap Radar reported that "K.O.D." represents three different subtitles: Kidz on Drugz, King Overdose and Kill Our Demonz. He also reported that Cole recorded the album over the span of two weeks, and that the LP seems to be free from any guest contributors.
 
Since releasing his last studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole has guested on cuts by the likes of Miguel and Jeezy. He's also been the subject of an HBO documentary.