A personal role model of mine, J. Cole is a 36 y/o rapper from Germany. He's known for his inspirational music. Fans including myself have been waiting for him to release one of his last albums and it's finally here.
2014 Forest Hill Drive
From his release of 2014 Forest Hill Drive which included hits like No Role Models and Wet Dreams. Since this album came out, Cole has been going through a change in lifestyle. Having a kid really affects a lot about someone's life. A Few years later, Cole dropped his project named 4 your eyez only which was his first album with Interscope Records. the album reflects how Cole is considering to stop making music and what he should do next.
K.O.D and Dreamville
Dreamville is a record label consisting of Cole, Ari Lennox, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, JID and even EarthGang. Cole founded the group in 2007. The group has made 3 studio albums including a director's cut. These projects were named Revenge of the dreamers, consisting of the group and tons of features from other artists. In 2019, Cole decided to release his album K.O.D. Cole said that KOD has 3 meanings, Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed, and Kill Our Demons. At this time, Cole said he's going to release two more studio albums The off-season and finally, The Fall Off. It will be sad to see him stop making music, but I can't wait for these projects.
Back in 2017, Cole announced his final projects. Since K.O.D, Cole hasn't released any of his own music until he decided to drop a song off of his final album. Middle Child was released and people went crazy. The song was incredible. At the 62nd Grammy Awards, Revenge of the Dreamers lll, was nominated for Best Rap Album, while "Middle Child" and "Down Bad" were nominated for Best Rap Performance. The same year, Cole's collaboration with 21 Savage "A Lot" received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song. This was his first Grammy Award win he's gotten. After years in the making, Cole is going to be releasing his second to last album The Off-Season. Days before, he posted a documentary on the making of the album and the obstacles he's had along the way. This album is about to be an instant classic!