Earlier this week, J. Cole put the world on notice. His latest project KOD, would debut on April 20. So while stoners flame up, music addicts are experiencing a high of their own.

In just three days J.Cole created a buzz around KOD that some artists couldn’t create in months. Five tweets later, the 12 track effort is available to the world and hip hop heads have finally received the main line hit they’ve been in desperate need of.

Cole delivered track after track of lyricism unparalleled by any artist of similar success. Versatile flows over heart stopping production and drug references with multiple meanings reaffirm J. Cole’s place as hip hop royalty.

Hours before the release of KOD, the North Carolina native took to Twitter with this thought provoking tweet:

KOD. 3 meanings.

Kids on Drugs.

King Overdosed.

Kill Our Demons.

The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.

And in the 42 minutes that Cole spends with his fans he addresses these concepts. Taking the time to evaluate addiction, love and trauma among other themes, J. Cole gave fans a high to ride and at the same time a shoulder to lean on.

Art, therapy, and education simultaneously, KOD is exactly what music needs today.


August Alsina Takes Flight with Jeremih and J.Cole

As if the original wasn’t enough of a radio hit, put August Alsina on it and see what happens.

If you haven’t already heard, last week the r’n’b heart throb took a moment away from recording his highly anticipated sophomore effort to hop a flight with Jeremih and J.Cole to take every r’n’b fan on a wild ride. Alsina added a new first first verse to the smash “Planes” that has every girl in America trying to buy a boarding pass.

The NOLA bred cutie lent his vocals and his own personal spin on inducting a women into the mile high club, in the auto-tune clad verse. Her induction subsequently has her ejected from the flight and the song goes on, but not without a new adoration from #AlsinaNation. In case you’ve been living under a rock, check out the “Planes (Remix)” below: