J. Cole has been relatively quiet since the release of his critically-acclaimed LP 4 Your Eyez Only until this weekend.
He gifted fans with 16 bars Saturday (April 14) over a montage of basketball game footage for an NBA on ESPN commercial. Then, without warning Cole announced details of a surprise show at New York’s Gramercy Theatre Monday night (April 16). The event, speculated to be a listening party for his Dreamville fans, kept a strict no press or guest list, phones or cameras policy. After the show, the “No Role Modelz” rapper tweeted, “New album. KOD 4/20” sending fans into a frenzy.
In true twitter fashion, Dreamville diehards documented their enthusiastic energy and the results are pure comedy. They wouldn’t tolerate any Cole slander, including the long-running criticism that his music puts people to sleep. Here’s what some people had to say on Twitter about Cole’s album release announcement.
— DJ FESSA (@DJFessa) April 17, 2018
Friday ….. J Cole ….. Finally ?? pic.twitter.com/m7TvYTDtI5
— MelaninChronicles ? (@MbNiza) April 17, 2018
— SUBLIMINAL (@innocitto) April 17, 2018
Kendrick wins a Pulitzer the same day J Cole announces the date of his new album #GodsPlan
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 17, 2018
J Cole makes music that puts you to sle- pic.twitter.com/zu0i7OZ6b1
— Bigga (@bbigga25) April 17, 2018
New Post Malone, J Cole and Drake albums within like 2 months of each other, this summer is gonna be incredible
— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) April 17, 2018
My friend is literally the biggest J Cole fan, and when he heard he was dropping some ? he came to my dorm and I got his reaction? priceless pic.twitter.com/xdChVsvBmE
— ＴＡＥ (@PrinceFYTB) April 17, 2018