J. Cole Announces New Album 'KOD' Out Friday

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J. Cole performs onstage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival on Oct. 1 2016 in New York City

00One of hip-hop's heavyweight, J.Cole, is set to release a new album this week.

Meanwhile, the singer announced on social media that he will also be hosting a concert at the New York Gramercy Theatre.

He didn't reveal why or what's happening, but there were a lot of rules attached to the flyer Cole shared: No phones, cameras, bags, press list, or guest list, all of which point to something new being revealed.

Following the announcement, he changed his profile pic, background and Instagram avatar leading fans to suspect that he was about to drop a new project. Cole says the album was recorded in about two weeks.

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Cole's last album, "For Your Eyes Only" was similarly announced with short notice and sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week and four months after its release was RIAA certified Platinum status.

As Pitchfork reports, fans were given a taste of new music from Cole earlier this week via an ESPN NBA commercial.

According to Brian "B.Dot" Miller of Rap Radar, the album's acronym means "Kidz On Drugz", "King Overdose," and "Kill Our Demonz".

Check out the details for J. Cole's NYC event below.

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