Cole world, rejoice, because the real is back, the Ville is back. Platinum-selling rapper and Dreamville Records founder J. Cole has just announced the coming of his next album, The Off-Season, with a release date set for May 14.
The Fayetteville, N.C., lyricist announced the project on his social media channels, sharing the cover art. "Just know this was years in the making," he noted in the caption.
The announcement attracted an avalanche of comments, retweets and likes from fans and industry names alike. His Instagram post brought in over 25,000 comments in 20 minutes, while on Twitter, many are citing a now-iconic parody video of a fan reacting to J. Cole dropping music after a long hiatus.