Fans of J. Cole have been eagerly awaiting his next album, which he teased last year as ‘The Fall Off’. The rapper has been relatively quiet since then, only releasing two singles, ‘The Climb Back’ and ‘Lion King on Ice’, and appearing on a few features. However, he recently gave an update on his progress, saying he’s ‘at the tail end’ of finishing the album.
In an interview with Billboard, J. Cole revealed that he’s been working hard on his sixth studio album, which he hopes to release this year. He said he’s been ‘in the zone’ and ‘locked in’ for the past few months, and that he’s ‘very excited’ about the project. He also hinted that the album might have a different sound and direction than his previous works, saying he’s been ‘experimenting with a lot of different things’.
J. Cole also spoke about his involvement in the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), a group of artists, executives, and industry professionals who advocate for social justice and racial equity in the music business. He said he joined the coalition because he wanted to ‘be a part of the solution’ and ‘use his voice and platform’ to make a positive impact. He praised the coalition’s efforts to ‘hold the industry accountable’ and ‘create more opportunities’ for Black artists and professionals.
J. Cole’s last album, ‘KOD’, was released in 2018 and received critical acclaim and commercial success. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making him the first artist in history to have five consecutive number one albums. It also broke the record for the most first-day streams on Apple Music and Spotify. The album addressed various social issues, such as addiction, depression, and consumerism, and featured the hit single ‘ATM’.
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