Three years since his last album, J. Cole gets back in the game with his sixth and ďmost ambitiousĒ album yet, The Off-Season.
The 12-track set, which follows 2018ís KOD, opens with the Camíron-assisted ď95 South,Ē and includes appearances from 21 Savage and Morray (ďMy LifeĒ), as well as Lil Baby (ďPride Is the DevilĒ). T-Minus serves as executive producer, with additional production from Timbaland, Boi-1da, DJ Dahi, Jake One, Frank Dukes, and Tae Beast.
ďThe Off-Season symbolizes the work that it takes to get to the highest height,Ē Cole told SLAM. ďThe Off-Season represents the many hours and months and years it took to get to top form.Ē
Coleís days as a rapper may be numbered. He plans to release two more projects, Itís a Boy and The Fall Off, before potentially calling it quits. But heís making sure he goes out on top.
ďIím super comfortable with the potential of being done with this shit. But Iím never going to say, Oh, this is my last album,Ē he said. ďBecause I never know how Iím going to feel two years, three years, four years down the line, 10 years down the line, but please believe, Iím doing all this work for a reason.Ē
When heís not in the studio, Cole has been putting in work on the basketball court. He is expected to play for the Rwanda Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League.
Stream The Off-Season below.