- J Cole announced his new album dubbed The Off-Season will be out in just a week
- The rapper shared the symbolic album cover art that portrayed two sides, light and darkness
- The Love Yourz hitmaker said the new project has been in the making for years
Fans of celebrated rapper J Cole have a lot to look forward to in the coming week after he announced he was set to release a new album.
In a post on his social media on Tuesday, May 4, Cole announced his new album dubbed The Off-Season will be out in just a week.
The rapper said the album would be out on Friday, May 14, adding it has been in the making for years.
He posted the symbolic album cover art that portrayed two sides, light and darkness, with a basketball hoop set ablaze on one side with him on the dark side.
Cole had earlier teased fans with a post asking, "Is this thing on?" And nearly an hour later, he confirmed the album was ready.
The Off-Season is the first of three albums the rapper disclosed in December 2020 that he was set to release in the future and will be followed by It's A Boy and The Fall-Off.
This led to speculation that the rapper would then retire from the rap game, but again, anything can happen.
Fans went on social media to celebrate the news:
Here are a few reactions:
This comes as another top-tier rapper Drake has been keeping fans impatient with the release of his album, Certified Lover Boy, which he has so far postponed twice.
The superstar said the album was due to drop in January 2020, but he decided to hold off on dropping it because of personal reasons.
He expressed that he has dedicated his time to recovery following surgery and rehab.
The musician wrote on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, January 20:
"I was planning to release my album this month, but between surgery and rehab, my energy has been dedicated to recovery."
Drake said he was blessed to be back on his feet and felt great but had to disappoint fans as the album will not be released in January.
To date, we are all still waiting.