Rapper J. Cole has caused a stir on social media after revealing the album cover and the release date for The Off-Season.
This news comes on the heels of his Dreamville artist Bas posting something on Instagram about the “No Role Modelz “ rapper popping out in two weeks with a new project.
That particular post caused such a stir that Bas swiftly deleted it, but J. Cole stans were already on it.
Now they are anticipating the return of the man that some consider one of the best rappers to have ever picked up a mic.
Fans just want some music – sure J. Cole dropped his custom Puma sneaks and a few songs last year – but where are the joints?
These supporters want that Off-Season, It’s A Boy and The Fall Off.
And homie knew it, so he gave them what they wanted.
“Just know this was years in the making. My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14”
Just know this was years in the making.
My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14 pic.twitter.com/aBw4po8fvx
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) May 4, 2021
The image seems to have meaning.
The burning basketball hoop in the rear with the artist looking forward could be referencing his dreams of being a baller going up in flames and his future being defined by this freedom that rap offers.
Or it might just be a fire concept.
He followed the tweet with another attention grabber, “Is this thing on?”
Yeah, bruh … and we are listening and can’t wait to hear what you got for us.
It’s that time again pic.twitter.com/pmNlsHkAn4
— WhosBreezy (@WhosBreezyUK) May 4, 2021
Waking up today seeing J Cole getting ready to drop in 10 days😈 pic.twitter.com/oD5V7BS56T
— Chino⁶𓅓 (@ShmackedChino) May 4, 2021
j cole is back? here come the think pieces pic.twitter.com/u2pT2YzyRZ
— hm (@taenashae) May 4, 2021
— Mr petty P (@MrpettyPaul1) May 4, 2021
J Cole coming to save this year 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/xUqn09Xy4M
— Robson Scott (@RobsonFilmTV) May 4, 2021
— Ke.Nman (@wefunyak) May 4, 2021
J.Cole? Jermaine? Cole? The real is back, the ville is back, flow bananas here peel this back??? pic.twitter.com/om6lDWzN5C
— Toxic&Lightskin😈🖤 (@RCG_TA) May 4, 2021
That new jcole bout to have us like 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/NhGgkJcfjY
— brian (@brivnvndrew) May 4, 2021
J.Cole already sitting down like 💯😂 pic.twitter.com/v4a4tsXK3B
— iAmHado (@hado_i) May 4, 2021
FINALLY………J.COLE HAS COME BACK WITH AN ALBUM!!! pic.twitter.com/8TQwicrult
— TheLifeOfLJ 🇳🇬 (@LJchib_jr) May 4, 2021