J Cole Teases His New Album “The Off-Season” Says He’s “Too Excited”

J. Cole’s highly anticipated new album “The Off-Season” may be coming soon.

The Dreamville rapper teases the forthcoming project on his Instagram story on Saturday, May 1, sending fans into a frenzy. J. Cole expressed his excitement and anticipation for the release of the album on social media, writing, “Just rode through the city to The Off-Season. Dawg…” also adding a facepalm emoji. “Too excited,” he said.

The rap community has been awaiting the album for some weeks after the “Work Out” rapper revealed that he was cooking up something great for fans in the studio some months ago.

J. Cole just posted this on IG ?

The Off-Season is really coming!!!!

? THIS IS NOT A DRILL ? pic.twitter.com/UPc9Em7Hrh

— Team DREAMVILLE (@Team_Dreamville) May 1, 2021

DJ Akademiks had hinted that fellow rapper NBA YoungBoy was supposed to link with J.Cole sometime last month but did not show up. It has not yet been revealed which other artists will be featured on the project, as Cole seemed to have been so busy working that he did not reveal a lot of information about the album.

J. Cole has been wrapped up in recording the project for some months but had not revealed the official time set for the drop. Drizzy, however, was the person to inform the public about an album on the way, and whispers had emerged on social media from the camp. Still, neither Cole nor Kendrick had given any details of the project until now. Dreamville’s Bas had also revealed that the album would be coming in two weeks, just a few days ago.

Notably, three titles, including “It’s A Boy” and “The Fall Off,” were unveiled in a mysterious post shared to Cole’s Instagram. Some fans have speculated from these titles that the 36-year-old rapper might be retiring.

Nevertheless, fans are looking forward to the album drop in the coming weeks.

This month (May) is expected to be quite festive in the Hip Hop community. Just a few days ago, Top Dog Entertainment (TDE) had revealed that they have a major release come May 7th.

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New York State Honors DMX With “Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons” Day On December 18th

DMX gets his own day in New York.

The former Ruff Ryders rapper will be remembered by many worldwide as a Hip Hop legend. Even as the rapper was laid to rest on Saturday, April 24, many fans found it hard to believe that DMX was no longer alive. Still, the memory of the rapper and his many contributions to Hip Hop stands as evidence of a life well-lived.

To commemorate this life, the state of New York is declaring the late rapper’s birthday, December 18, as “Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Day.” Erica Ford made the announcement at the rapper’s funeral. The New York state flag that was flying on the day of X’s death was also presented to the family of the rapper by Ford, who said, “his lyrics were also rapped on the Senate floor by Senator Jamal Bailey who introduced a legislative resolution alongside Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins in his honor.”

Friends and family gathered on Saturday to pay their last respects to DMX, who died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack. The heart attack reportedly came after a drug overdose, the effects of which left the rapper in a vegetative state for the duration of a week leading up to his death.

The 50-year-old rap icon was open about his struggle with drug addiction. Nevertheless, his family and friends prioritized his legacy and contributions rather than his struggles.

The rapper’s 9-year-old daughter, Aaliyah expressed this during the memorial, “It makes me sad that my dad will never be able to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ ever to me again…..I know my dad is in heaven. Even though he can’t talk back, I know I can still talk to him. I think it’s good that I get to call my dad a legend. Rest easy, dad.”

There were similar tributes from several of his 15 children. Fellow celebrities also poured out tributes at the rapper’s memorial service held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. While the Ruff Ryders gathered on the stage for an emotional tribute, Kanye West and his choir basically brought the house down.

In addition, rapper Jadakiss reflected on DMX’s legacy in an emotional tribute. “Y’all know this is a big hit for us. The world know the Dog but we know a different Dog. When he comes to the town, he’s much different than the one they see on TV. It’s hurts anytime you lose a soldier but this one hurts different because he was the main piece on the board,” he said.

Other tributes came from Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, Russell Simmons, DMX’s ex-wife Tashera Simmons.

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Ladipoe – Mood Lyrics

MOOD

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeh

What would grime sound like if you couldn’t say man?
Hip Hop sound like if you couldn’t say n***a?
Afrobeats sound like if you couldn’t say whine?
I think of dumb ass shit half the gad damn time?

It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o

It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
Yeah yeah
It’s just the mood

Wish I could pull a frank ocean and just disappear
Return like a sequel and dye out my hair
I’m labeled alternative cos the alternatives
Want to be mainstream and not pioneers

Yeah, I’ll drop a project this year
Yeah, I’ll chop your budget this year
Yeah, Like Bungee jumping off of Eko bridge just to prove I can still conquer my fears

That’s just the mood I’m in
You can assume I’ve been
To hell and back
Well in fact I never leave lagos since I got back
I pray that my sanity stays intact
I feel like profanity is all I have
I feel like i’m literally turning into a genre cos lately I’m feeling trapped

I give in to all of my appetites
And take a big bite of that savage life
And as I go deeper and deeper
It’s sweeter when I mix my demons with bad advice

Okay maybe that’s bad advice
We can spark up and light a vibe

What would grime sound like if you couldn’t say man?
Hip Hop sound like if you couldn’t say n***a?
Afrobeats sound like if you couldn’t say whine?

I think of dumb ass shit half the gad damn time?

It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
(You know the mood I’m in) (mood)
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood, mood)
(You know the mood I’m in)
Yeah

Tonight I’m in the mood to catch it all on camera
Yesterday I felt like dissing other rappers
I got your text but forgot to reply
Actually that’s such a lie
I read it and thought not tonight
Instead of just sex and a fight
I would rather have a deep conversation right in the inner living room of my mind

Like
Are half of these people really intelligent
Celebrating that fake shit like it’s genuine
That’s the pot calling the kettle blacker than melanin
Cos I too dumb my shit down for relevance
Then again that’s just the way it goes
That’s just the weight it holds

That’s just the sacrifice when dreams are worth twice your soul
Na so the ting go
Lost in my zone
It’s time to come home
Where do we go

What would grime sound like if you couldn’t say man?
Hip Hop sound like if you couldn’t say n***a?
Afrobeats sound like if you couldn’t say whine?
I think of dumb ass shit half the gad damn time?

It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o
It’s just the mood I’m in (mood)
It’s just the mood
It’s just the mood (mood)
It feels so good o

Talib Kweli & Styles P – Nine Point Five (feat. Sheek Louch, Jadakiss & Niko Is) (The Seven Album)

[Verse 1: Talib Kweli]
As time goes by, an eye for an eye
That’s the best way to keep everybody blind
When the truth is in the building all these lives gon’ die
Cause like my man Chaz Van, eh the vibes don’t lie
Man, get your hands up in the sky, wave ‘em from side to side
Cause I’m twenty years plus, still killin’ it right
This Marco Polo off the Richter, man it’s 9.5
You make the earth quake, shakin’ to death like fault line
Now when I talk about vibe, what I mean is organic
We planting seeds for the trees, we need to breathe on the planet
Indeed we really take the planet for granted
Bulldoze the granite at Standing Rock
We plundered and we wonder why the planet hot
Made in His image, are we worshipping the man or not?
Get an uncomfortable feeling every time I hear “Planet Rock”
Disappointed in the leadership, hand to God
Evidence is more than the images the cameras shot
You follow blind faith it make you seem unclean
But faith in only evidence of things I’ve seen
Cause information make it harder for us to follow discussions
But educated guesses beat wild assumptions
Information lead to knowledge, knowledge lead to wisdom
Wisdom lead to understanding, once you have all that
You start demanding justice
Justice is what love look like in public
I ain’t just writing for it, I’m out here fighting for it

[Hook: NIKO IS]
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five

[Verse 2: Sheek Louch]
Contemplating, I be hating how we coming up short
Filling up court, my skin pigment new black thought
Telling me lies, ain’t nothing about you moving no pies
Fabricating on your Instagram, listen fam you a king
But you carry yourself way too weak
Songs I sing is prophesized, modern day Haile Selassie
Coke bars singing young papi
Now, who want this four-pound of knowledge I shoot?
Still wavy Rolex on, bitch calling me cute
Hands up for some real niggas, when I rise, you rise
Right now I ain’t got no more tries
Mom’s chillin’ watching over me, no more cries

[Verse 3: Jadakiss]
No more tears, right now no more years
And we could throw a million protests, no one cares
‘Cause we just get all out of character and throw some chairs
Eventually they burn us out and tell us “go somewhere”
But the love is too genuine and wholesome here
That’s why the light ain’t too bright but the road look clear
Yea, personally I got my bread as a crook
But once I finish with the work I dip my head in a book
There’s room in the bed, either at the head or the foot
I tell you this, Hip Hop ain’t as dead as it looks
Naw, diversions to cover up the lies
We some real muthafuckas on the rise

[Hook: NIKO IS]
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five
We some real muthafuckas on the rise
Under pressure but over the lies
Stand up, hands up close to the skies
‘Bout to shake the world up on a nine-point-five

[Verse 4: Styles P]
As time goes by, an eye for an eye
You won’t hear a tear drop when a young child cries
Made in God’s image but tell me do God lie?
You’re deceiving, is it racism in the sky?
I believe in God, but [?]
Yea I got my third eye, wish I had my third ear
Seventh sense, I got my sixth sense in third gear
On a highway to hell, learn how to swerve fear
It’s deep talk or street talk
It’s war talk or it’s peace talk
Get the hemp paper, tear the leaf off
Spoke like you woke but you actin’ all sleep dog
The wolves give a fuck about sheep talk
The rich give a fuck about cheap talk
How figuring angles, ways to knock the beast off
This is Satan’s house but we plannin’ to break the lease off
Me and Kweli on the rise
Ghost, but you see some Ali in his eyes
Pressure bust pipes but it still make diamonds
Shining, see the silver lining in the sky
I don’t ride waves cause I’m my own tide
Learn to be peaceful, dealt my own pride
Ego, the feeble will always make the stride to take the strong out
Know hard work, took the long route
And I could do it two more times
Or matter of fact, a few more times
Tell your favorite emcee to make a few more rhymes
Then meet us on the Seven tour
What he feelin’ threatened for?
We gon’ kill ‘em lyrically, what he bring his weapons for?
Hands up, stand up, what you think we reppin’ for?
We some real muthafuckas, don’t you know that?
Lyrically, you gon’ get this picture like a Kodak

Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny

Verbal couture
Parkour
With the metaphors
The flow house of horror
Dead bolted with metal doors
Grinch bitch
Six sense
With a nose drip
Mind skydive
Sniffing bumps
In the cockpit
Locksmith of Hip Hop
Appraisal the wrist watch
The rocks bout the size
As the teeth in Chris Rock’s mouth
Sock out the mic
Prototype for Adderall
Your work killing fiends
Cause you cut it with Fentanyl
So much coke
Just to sniff need a ski lift
Flip your table over
If you cut it with the bullshit
Nose bleeds red carpets
But it just blend in
Snapping pictures
Feeling my chest being sunk in
Live a fast life
Seen many die slowly
Unhappy when they left
So I try to seize the moment
Funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
That jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
I can sell honey to a bee
In the fall time
Make trees
Take back they leaves
Octopus in a straight jacket
Savage with bad habits
Broke serving fiends
Got rich became a addict
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who would ever would imagine
Nose running right now
Could ya pass me a napkin
Managed to somehow
To have the upper advantage
Panic when the drugs are gone
And nobody is answering
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
No way to mask it
A lot became has beens
Rolling up that 100 dollar bill
Till they cash in
Thinks it gone last
Going too fast
Man it’s fucked up
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happen
Upcoming heavy traffic
Say ya need to slow down
Cause you feel yourself crashing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
It’s a living nightmare
That most of us might share
Inherited in our blood
It’s why we stuck in the mud
Can’t quit the drug use
Or the alcohol abuse
Even if I wanted to
Tell you what I’m gonna do
I’ma wash away my problems
With this bottle of Henny
Anxiety got the best of me
So popping them Xannies
Might need rehab
But to me that shit pussy
Pray for me y’all
Cause I don’t know what coming to me
Bought a 8 ball of coke
And my nigga on the way
Got 3 hoes with him
And they all tryna play
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
Jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it

Substantial – Mlk (Dream Big) 2.0 (feat. See King & Matthew Shell) (The Past Is Always Present In The Future Album)

[HOOK]
Back stateside on MLK riding
Low in the whip look like no one’s driving (Repeat 3x)
Whether 395 or 704
Dream big baby stay steady on course

[VERSE 1] (See King)
I grace these peasants with my presence King Martin Luther
The streets with his namesakes the perfect place to find a shooter
A civil rights mover turning left up in a Cougar
Watching the revolution on TVs took by a looter
On fire like H Street, tongue twerks on a break beat
History maker tell spectator to take seat
Enjoy the experience of this social experiment
Send shots at Cyclops; close the eye on the pyramid
I’m too dope it’s no legalizing this lyricist
Father MC and your baby mother’s the surrogate
Hip Hop’s in my heritage, save it from the culture vultures and
The poet poachers, still not a player though I’m dressing like the coaches
Most of us fell victim, to well-placed pitfalls got my dawgs in the system
The chocolate city now suffers from vitiligo
The dream died on that balcony pray it wakes up tomorrow

[VERSE 2] (Substantial)
Mike King like the minister’s initial name
Fighting imprisonment and those with wicked aims
Who administer pain, but we navigate the baddest fate
Like our ancestors did use our head to carry weight
Many chose to move it so now they facing the music
Misguided warriors can’t find their place amongst the movement
So you know the guns stay shooting ‘cause the streets blind niggas
Don’t see their a budding Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Tryna’ eat my dinner like what’s mine is yours…
Really what’s mine is ours, need to combine our power
Why shine for hours we can reflect eternally
For y’all to take me seriously, they’d have to murder me
No respect like the mascot in gold & burgundy
But certainly spitters this ill belong in infirmaries
Still dreaming temporary setbacks be deferring me
But my Corretta know betta she ride for eternity

[VERSE 3]
(See King)
Lost my sight at the podium, blinded by diabetes
A diet with too much sodium still writing this opium
Claim country in crisis gain control of petroleum
Dreamt big as a kid, grew to be a custodian
Mass media frenzy, beamers Benzes and Bentleys
Before we party’d with panthers but now the venue is empty
Still penny pinching while the devil’s Willie lynching
Guess my brother was too poor to pay attention…Overstand!

(Substantial)
Baby soldiers taken over never be an older man
Ain’t playing with a full deck, no one there to hold their hand
So they hold the steel like they wielding the wrath of God
Or hoping for a deal for their skill as a rapping God
….Hoping to give them chills with their catalog
Or hoop dreaming cuz they got skills with a basketball
Once you’re at the mall speaking to and for the people
Will you follow like sheep do or take a stance against evil while we’re…

[HOOK]
Back stateside on MLK riding
Low in the whip look like no one’s driving (Repeat 3x)
Whether 395 or 704
Dream big baby stay steady on course

Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Verbal couture
Parkour
With the metaphors
The flow house of horror
Dead bolted with metal doors
Grinch bitch
Six sense
With a nose drip
Mind skydive
Sniffing bumps
In the cockpit
Locksmith of Hip Hop
Appraisal the wrist watch
The rocks bout the size
As the teeth in Chris Rock’s mouth
Sock out the mic
Prototype for Adderall
Your work killing fiends
Cause you cut it with Fentanyl
So much coke
Just to sniff need a ski lift
Flip your table over
If you cut it with the bullshit
Nose bleeds red carpets
But it just blend in
Snapping pictures
Feeling my chest being sunk in
Live a fast life
Seen many die slowly
Unhappy when they left
So I try to seize the moment

[Pre-Hook]
Funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
That jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing
[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it

[Verse 2]
I can sell honey to a bee
In the fall time
Make trees
Take back they leaves
Octopus in a straight jacket
Savage with bad habits
Broke serving fiends
Got rich became a addict
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who would ever would imagine
Nose running right now
Could ya pass me a napkin
Managed to somehow
To have the upper advantage
Panic when the drugs are gone
And nobody is answering
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
No way to mask it
A lot became has beens
Rolling up that 100 dollar bill
Till they cash in
Thinks it gone last
Going too fast
Man it’s fucked up
Ain’t it funny how it happens

[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happen

[Verse 3]
Upcoming heavy traffic
Say ya need to slow down
Cause you feel yourself crashing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
Staring in the devil face
But ya can’t stop laughing
It’s a living nightmare
That most of us might share
Inherited in our blood
It’s why we stuck in the mud
Can’t quit the drug use
Or the alcohol abuse
Even if I wanted to
Tell you what I’m gonna do
I’ma wash away my problems
With this bottle of Henny
Anxiety got the best of me
So popping them Xannies
Might need rehab
But to me that shit pussy
Pray for me y’all
Cause I don’t know what coming to me
Bought a 8 ball of coke
And my nigga on the way
Got 3 hoes with him
And they all tryna play

[Pre-Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Who ever would imagine
Jokes on you
But Satan the one laughing

[Hook]
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it
Ain’t it funny how it happens
Ain’t it