On Wednesday (April 18), J. Cole caused a frenzy on social media when he liberated the cover art for his fifth studio album, KOD. Along with the art, Cole World unveiled the track list for his hotly anticipated album, due Friday. The 12-track effort certainly raised eyebrows in the hip-hop world because not only is the album saddled with three different acronyms based off the title -- Kids on Drugs, King Overdose and Kill Our Demons -- but for the first time since his 2013 sophomore album Born Sinner, Cole nabbed a feature by an artist named kiLL Edward.
KiLL Edward is the sole feature and appears on two tracks: "The Cut Off" and "FRIENDS." While fans were baffled by Cole's decision to curtail his streak of going "platinum with no features," it appears that he duped us all. On Monday, a new artist page was created on SoundCloud under the moniker kiLL Edward with one track. Titled "Tidal Wave (Just a Reference)," kiLL Edward's voice eerily sounds like that of -- you guessed it -- J. Cole. To further cement proof that kiLL Edward is an alias for Cole, a user on Twitter sped up Edward's vocals, and the recording proved to be that of the Roc Nation signee.
The 1:47 song finds J. Cole singing with a distorted voice for a short time before finally letting the beat play on through. "I've been wantin' you since we were little/ Now we're full grown and you here/ Do you have time just a little?/ I can make it worth your while," he croons.