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the off-season: j. cole

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The Off-Season is J. Cole’s sixth studio album and his first release of 2021. On August 7, 2018, Cole released a freestyle titled “Album of the Year,” as a promotional single for the album. Its release doubled as the announcement of the LP. In both the SoundCloud and music video description, Cole writes: "The Off Season coming soon… All roads lead to The Fall Off" The beginning of the “Album of the Year” music video references The Off-Season: The artwork for “Album of the Year” also contained references to The Off-Season. Cole continued to tease the album on November 9,

the off-season

j. cole

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The Off-Season is J. Cole’s sixth studio album and his first release of 2021. On August 7, 2018, Cole released a freestyle titled “Album of the Year,” as a promotional single for the album. Its release doubled as the announcement of the LP. In both the SoundCloud and music video description, Cole writes: "The Off Season coming soon… All roads lead to The Fall Off" The beginning of the “Album of the Year” music video references The Off-Season: The artwork for “Album of the Year” also contained references to The Off-Season. Cole continued to tease the album on November 9,

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On J. Cole’s refreshing and lively new album, the rapper relaxes his grip around the mic and thrives when he’s collaborating, not when he’s making deadly serious legacy raps.