New Cole World! J. Cole announces his new album The Off Season is dropping May 14th. Revealing the release date on social media, along with the official album cover, J. Cole stans everywhere are beyond excited.
Just know this was years in the making.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) May 4, 2021
My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14 pic.twitter.com/aBw4po8fvx
This has been a long time coming for fans. J. Cole’s last solo album, KOD, was released in 2018. Although fans have received J. Cole music from the 2019 Dreamville collaboration album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, the man has been fairly quiet since.
Rumors have been floating around social media for over a year about when/if a new Cole project was dropping. The Dreamville team does a good job keeping things under wraps but a now deleted IG post from Dreamville artist, Bas, revealed that new J. Cole music was on the way last week. Turns out Bas wasn’t lying and now the fans can rejoice!
As long as there is new J. Cole content, the fans will decipher it. Fans have noticed the nod to Cole’s previous mixtapes on the cover of The Off Season. Basketball imagery was a frequent theme in his past work. On The Warm Up cover, Cole holds a basketball in his arms and on Friday Night Lights, his head is in his hands with a basketball set in front of him. Standing in front of a burning basketball hoop on The Off Season, is J. Cole symbolizing the end of an era? Or is this next album so fire, it will leave his old music burnt to a crisp?
No official tracklist has been announced yet, so it’s unknown if J. Cole will continue his tradition of having no features on his albums. But one thing is for certain, new J. Cole music is coming on May 14th. Stay connected to DaCultureReport for more on the release of The Off Season.