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New York City, NY – J. Cole fans were right to be excited. After performing a surprise concert on Monday (April 16), the Dreamville founder upped the ante by announcing he’s dropping a new album titled KOD on Friday (April 20).

“New album. KOD 4/20,” he tweeted.

New album. KOD 4/20

— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 17, 2018

Rap Radar’s Brian “B.Dot” Miller, who was at the show, reports the album was recorded in just two weeks. The title, KOD, has three different meanings: Kidz On Drugz, King Overdose and Kill Our Demonz.

new #jcole album title: k.o.d.

three different subtitles (kidz on drugz, king overdose, kill our demonz)

recorded in two weeks.

— brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) April 17, 2018

cole played the entire album. about 12 songs.

experimenting with flow.

standout tracks were the intro and last song, “1985”. no word on release date. but it’s coming.

— brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) April 17, 2018

No phones were allowed at the concert but that didn’t stop snippets of the album from leaking. Listen to a brief clip below.

Here's a snippet from the new album #jcole #kod #newalbum

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This will be Cole’s first full project since 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only, although he’s kept busy working with artists on Dreamville and directing a recent Royce Da 5’9 video.

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