J. Cole Announces New Album ‘The Off-Season’

J. Cole season is in full effect. After boasting about the project in a series of social media posts, the Dreamville founder has finally given fans a release date.

On Tuesday (May 4), Cole revealed the official release date for his upcoming album The Off-Season. In his post, he included the album cover, which shows him standing in front of a burning basketball hoop.

“Just know this was years in the making,” J. Cole said. “My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14.”

The announcement comes months after Cole dropped off songs like “Snow On Tha Bluff”, “Lion King On Ice” and “The Climb Back”. Aside from dropping his exclusive line of sneakers with Puma, the North Carolina native remained out of sight for most of 2020. Then, last week, Dreamville rapper Bas put the entire game on notice when he revealed Cole’s plan to release new music in two weeks a now-deleted Instagram post. Days later (May 2), Cole himself spoke on the quality of the album.

“Just rode through the city to The Off-Season,” Cole wrote in his Instagram Story. “Dawg… Too excited.”

J. Cole is also preparing to drop two other projects, It’s A Boy and The Fall Off, but no release dates have been confirmed.


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