At the stroke of midnight on Friday (May 14), the 12-track LP was released across streaming platforms. As previously speculated, the album features a number of guest appearances, including Lil Baby (“pride.is.the.devil”), 21 Savage (“my life”), Morray (“my life”), and Cam’ron (“95.south”). The Off-Season also boasts production from Timbaland, Boi-1da, T-Minus, and more.
Ahead of the album's release, Cole dropped a mini-documentary about the making of the project titled Applying Pressure: The Off-Season.
The Off-Season was initially announced in late December 2020 when Cole shared what appeared to be a list of upcoming projects under "The Fall Off Era." At the top of the list were "Features" and "ROTD3" — both titles were crossed out seemingly due to the fact that Cole accomplished each: releasing Revenge of the Dreamers III in July 2019 and completing his 2019 features run. Next on the list was "The Off-Season," followed by "It’s A Boy" and, finally, "The Fall Off."
”I still got some goals I gotta check off for’ I scram…” Cole captioned the post.
In other J. Cole news, it was reported earlier this week that the North Carolina native signed a deal with the Basketball Africa League to play for Rwanda’s Patriots.
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