Tis’ the season for the world to turn Cole.
Wednesday night, North Carolina’s Finest J. Cole dropped the first two songs from new album titled The Fall Off (Dreamville / Roc Nation) which he has yet to set a date for. The two songs are titled, “The Climb Back,” produced by him and “Lion King On-Ice,” co-produced by him with T-Minus and Jetson. He announced the releases on his Instagram page earlier this week where he also announced the finishing touches to the album has yet to be made. “No date for the album yet, taking my time, still finishing,” he wrote.
The two tracks appear to come in a packaged single titled “Lewis Street,” which Cole has mentioned on songs in the past before. Recently, Cole dropped the song “Snow on tha Bluff,” on which he seemed to criticize Chicago rapper Noname who later dropped her own track in response on Song 33. Cole teased the album’s arrival last November during the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas, where he showed a satirical campaign ad, telling his fans to, “Vote for The Fall Off in 2020.” The Fall Off is Cole’s sixth studio album and the follow-up to his 2018 album KOD. He also recently penned a personal essay for The Players’ Tribune titled “The Audacity,” where he revealed he is the father of two boys.
“Four years have passed,” he wrote. “In that time I’ve been blessed with two sons, learned the delicate art of balance between parenthood and career, had the pleasure of working with a ton of talented artists as a featured rapper, spent 10 magical days recording a Dreamville album in Atlanta, and put a lot of time and energy into sharpening my sword and growing as an artist.”J. Cole / The Players’ Tribune
He also hinted at retirement in the article but most rappers bluff about that at the age of 35. We look forward to the album and more music from Cole soon. Listen to the tracks on the player below.
Sports & Culture Editor for SWGRUS.