As expected, J. Cole's fifth studio album KOD emerged as the talk of the town on social media early Friday morning (April 20). Whether he was unabashedly tackling the drug epidemic sprouting up in the hip-hop community or the broken tax system paralyzing U.S. citizens, Cole refused to remain mum on these weighty issues on album number five.
In addition to his gutsy lyricism, once again, Cole took the liberty of handling the majority of the production on KOD, with the exception of "Kevin's Heart," which was produced by T-Minus. Cole's gripping tales were bolstered by his soul-grabbing beats, which included some noteworthy samples. Take a look below and check out which samples were cleared for Cole's polarizing effort.