J. Cole Is Dropping His Fifth Album Later This Week

J. Cole is one of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars. He is also one of the genre’s most unpredictable figures. Less than a year and a half after releasing #1 LP 4 Your Eyez Only, the Dreamville founder and Roc Nation artist has announced his fifth album—and it will release this week.

Online, Cole announced K.O.D. arriving April 20. The tweet arrived the same night that Cole played the album for a private gathering of 500 people at Gramercy Theater in New York City. Cole posted a general invite and stated that no recording devices were permitted.

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While other Hip-Hop artists, including Tech N9ne, have used K.O.D. as an album title, Cole’s reportedly means something unique. Rap Radar‘s Brian “B.Dot” Miller reports the acronym carries three meanings: Kidz On Drugz, King Overdose, and Kill Our Demonz. Miller also goes on record to say that Jermaine’s fifth album was recorded in just two weeks.

Cole’s last two albums (4 Your Eyez Only and 2014 Forest Hills Drive) did not have features. All four releases have topped the charts. Online, Miller reported that he heard no features on K.O.D.

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The news comes within hours of Drake announcing his fifth solo album, Scorpion, due in June.

This year, Cole appeared in, “Boblo Boat,” the video single to Royce 5’9’s upcoming Book Of Ryan album. Dreamville/Interscope released Cozz’s Effected in February.