J. Cole has set a 2020 release date for his next studio effort. The hip-hop maverick announced the project, entitled The Fall Off, during his headlining set at the first-ever Day N Vegas festival this past weekend.
Standing tall onstage before a mock political campaign backdrop advertising the album, J. Cole looked out into the crowd as a voice recording proclaimed,
“A man whose humility knows no bounds. A man whose pen is so potent, each word of his verses reportedly cost $2,000. We need someone with big ideas and bold solutions. An expert in diplomacy. A candidate that can heal the intergenerational war… vote The Fall Off for 2020.”
It’s no coincidence that the album’s title rings with an air of familiarity to J. Cole listeners. The LP shares its name with the concluding cut, “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off,’” from the rapper’s last studio outing, KOD. The echo between KOD’s finale and J. Cole’s next album indicate that The Fall Off has been in the works long before KOD ever hit the market. J. Cole has yet to declare a formal release date for the impending LP, but preliminary singles are sure to follow.
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