Santa Monica, CA – J. Cole is definitely in album mode. After dropping off “Middle Child” on Wednesday night (January 23), Dreamville Records sent out a press release confirming Cole is currently working on his sixth studio album and follow-up to 2018’s KOD.
“In addition to J. Cole’s forthcoming album, Dreamville is in the process of completing three highly anticipated projects, to be released in the first half of 2019: Revenge of the Dreamers III, a collaborative project featuring Dreamville artists in addition to some of the most exciting artists and producers in hip-hop today, Shea Butter Baby, from fast-rising R&B singer/songwriter Ari Lennox, and Mirrorland, from boundary-blurring Atlanta duo EarthGang,” the press release read.
No further details are available on his solo album at this time.
Cole and the rest of the Dreamville camp recently wrapped up the Revenge Of The Dreamers III sessions. Rick Ross, T.I., Tay Keith, Curren$y, Vince Staples and Wale, among others are reported to be involved with the project.
That release date is also under wraps.
Plenty of speculation has come along with the release of “Middle Child.” Twitter believes Cole threw out a subliminal aimed at Kanye West and the drama with Drake.
“This watch came from Drizzy, he gave me a gift/Back when the rap game was prayin’ I’d diss/They act like two legends cannot coexist/But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothin’/But I’d never beef with a nigga for nothin’/If I smoke a rapper, it’s gon’ be legit.
“It won’t be for clout, it won’t be for fame/It won’t be ’cause my shit ain’t sellin’ the same/It won’t be to sell you my latest lil’ sneakers/It won’t be ’cause some nigga slid in my lane,” he spits.
Last August, Cole dropped the “Album Of The Year” freestyle, which coincided with The Off Season announcement. He also teased a project called The Fall Off on KOD’s album closer, “1985 (Intro To The Fall Off).”