Zip File || J. Cole – The Off-Season Album Download On the eve of J. Cole releasing his sixth studio album The Off-Season, the Fayetteville rapper has revealed its tracklist and the powerhouse producers involved, including Timbaland, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, T-Minus, and more: The wait is finally over. After three years, J. Cole has returned to deliver his sixth studio album, The Off-Season.
Just know this was years in the making. My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14
News of The Off-Season erupted on social media last week when Cole announced the album. Following similar basketball themes from his previous projects like The Come Up, The Warm Up, and Cole World: The Sideline Story, Cole’s hunger in hip-hop has been reignited here, like the flaming basketball hoop that looms behind him on the album cover art.
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Ahead of the album’s release, Cole dropped “Interlude” to give fans a taste of what The Off-Season had to offer. The North Carolina rapper also shared a mini-documentary, Applying Pressure: The Off-Season, which chronicled the inspiration behind the album, the title, and what Cole has been up to in the interim before its release.
Cole had a busy week leading up to The Off-Season being released. It was reported that he inked a deal in the Basketball Africa League with Rwanda’s Patriots to play three to six games, the first being on Sunday.
Cole also became the first musical artist to grace the cover of Slam magazine. In the cover story, Cole explained how he has no concrete retirement plans in mind after The Fall Off, he just wants to put his best foot forward and feel like he’s reached the highest heights in music before it’s time to hang up his jersey.
“Oh, bro, I’m super comfortable with the potential of being done with this shit,” Cole said. “But I’m never going to say, Oh, this is my last album.”
Regardless of whether or not The Fall Off will be his last album or not, fans should enjoy the moment we’re in right now. It’s been a long time coming.
It appears there are no featured artists on The Off-Season, which is of course a Cole staple. Along with the star-studded producer line-up he put together, Cole also took on the task of production, with his name humbly written at the bottom of the credits.
The Off-Season has been a long time coming, and die-hard J. Cole fans have been clamoring for this new full-length offering from the North Carolina native. After announcing the album last week and giving fans a teaser by releasing his song “Interlude,” Cole gifted fans an even better understanding of how he’s coming on this album by joining the L.A. Leakers to deliver an impressive freestyle on Wednesday.
A fairly reclusive rapper like Cole rarely makes public appearances, so for him to rip that radio freestyle, something he hadn’t done in almost a decade, made for a memorable moment. In the documentary that Cole released to accompany the album, Applying Pressure: The Off-Season, he alluded to reigniting the type of passion he had for rap when he made some of his classic mixtapes like 2007’s The Come Up and ’09’s The Warm Up. Mixtape Cole could be heard in his L.A. Leakers freestyle, and it likely acts as a prelude to what fans can expect on The Off-Season.