J. Cole's surprise fifth album K.O.D. arrived in the first moments of 4/20.
Cole is a polarizing figure. (Is he boring? Is he deep? Is he a contender for the crown?) Judging from the initial Twitter reaction to K.O.D., he will continue to be.
Check some of it out.
At this point it’s just trendy to dislike J Cole; like when it was trendy to “dislike” Drake.— Khary (@sorrykhary) April 20, 2018
Jay Z's "4:44" album was the alley-oop to "KOD" & J Cole caught the lob & shattered the backboard— Asshole Of The Year (@Bdell1014) April 20, 2018
J Cole album overall is boring af. The lyrics are dope and he had layers but idk I rarely was bobbing my head. It was not entertaining to me.— Tommy Rosiers (@tommyrosier) April 20, 2018
people going to get mad and probably question my intelligence but it was boring.
“J Cole not even that go-“ #JCole pic.twitter.com/oUZkFUpFL2— Řollin (@LosAngelesMOBIN) April 20, 2018
J cole really just did what all these other artists wouldn’t have the balls to do. He spoke real shit.— ᴋᴇʀʀᴀ 💧 (@KerraBrazy) April 20, 2018
J. Cole made a lot of these new kids look dumber than they already look...— Dontai (@ImDontai) April 20, 2018
The fact that J. Cole had to write basic bars for y’all to like him speaks VOLUMES 😂— Kyrie Curving (@StuckOnMarss) April 20, 2018
If somebody not a J. Cole fan, one album ain’t gone turn em into one. Most Cole fans been rockin since The Warm Up. So we’ve seen the journey. And it makes us appreciate projects like this more than the casual listener.— Anthony (@AskTrillAC) April 20, 2018
Twitter when Lil Pump saying Gucci Gang 1258 times versus J Cole telling you how you can be anything you want in life pic.twitter.com/Pi0Ot8QesH— 〽️ac (@T_DMac) April 20, 2018
J Cole bodied Lil Pump with a Ted Talk. #1985— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 20, 2018
If you're impressed by J Cole, I just don't think you like rap that much loooooooool This guy signs rappers more talented than he is— Scripto (@AliquamScripto) April 20, 2018
I’m so critical of J. Cole BECAUSE he’s actually talented. And it’s being wasted on some jaded version of altruism that’s just ends up being bordline condescending and distasteful. That’s why his message falls on deaf ears AND he’s musically stagnant.— BlacKakashi 🇧🇸 (@N8TheGr8__) April 20, 2018
If you stan J. Cole, great, but don’t play the “he’s the only non-problematic rapper” card. He and all your other favs have a little bit of misogyny mixed in with that message, too— Ivie Ani (@ivieani) April 20, 2018
J Cole make music for people who record themselves giving money to homeless people— TASH P (@TASH__P) April 20, 2018
Somebody said J. Cole is the Tim Duncan of rap, and I can’t deny how accurate that is— Politically NCorrect (@suave_gent) April 20, 2018
What did you think of K.O.D?
KOD. 3 meanings.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 19, 2018
Kids on Drugs
Kill Our Demons
The rest of the album I leave to your interpretation.