With less than 24 hours before North Carolina rap idol J. Cole’s fifth studio project K.O.D. debuts, fans are trying to figure out all they can about the project before its arrival.
Their investigation first began at the arcane cover artwork, which shows the sketch of a king-crowned Cole above drug-addicted children and skeletons. 12 tracks are slated for the project and was released with the unveiling of the art as well. Fans spotted a few mysterious names for the songs and some interesting fine print, but none as brow-raising as the feature found on two songs: KiLL edward.
As lauded by Dreamvillians everywhere, Cole’s latest projects aren’t feature-friendly, thus the internet is convinced that this unknown, suspicious moniker could only mean one thing: the introduction of Cole’s alter ego.
See how they’ve come to this conclusion below.
For those of you that don’t know who Kill Edward is: pic.twitter.com/9Vr2RKQBVO— King kiLLedward (@CodyLightfoot) April 18, 2018
KILL EDWARD IS J COLE pic.twitter.com/ORBFlxyH3g— j cole stan🇰🇪 (@ann_marie254) April 18, 2018
J cole is not on the cover of his album.. that is Edward, the demon that Cole is trying to "kill", and whom is featured on the album. Edward is the “King of Drugs” (hint the album naans KOD), and he gets kids to take drugs and eventually Edward will control and take their life. pic.twitter.com/a7eYmHL3cp— FRESHPRINCEOFBRIER (@Cody_Mac1) April 19, 2018
All the J. Cole fans investigating who Kill Edward is and what "The Fall Off" means. pic.twitter.com/b9MIQPBOwE— Ciege (@ciege803) April 18, 2018
J. Cole ft. Kill Edward pic.twitter.com/zTroLT3ZYj— Y🍩h 🏖 (@Yoh31) April 18, 2018
kiLL edward wanna be J.Cole so bad pic.twitter.com/4NpwGuV97H— Jorden Wusstig (@Jorden14_) April 18, 2018
Cole is really Kill Edward 🧐 pic.twitter.com/x7zJJdCDNw— Dwayne Wayne (@_MeezyJ) April 18, 2018
“Hey Cole, is kiLL edward your alter ego?” pic.twitter.com/Nb2VFbD9oS— Dreamville Memes (@DreamvilleMemes) April 18, 2018
Therapist —> J.Cole —> JCole—-> Kill Edward— Rehan Sabri (@RehanSabri09) April 18, 2018
kiLL Edward is just gunna be Cole with a voice effect. Bank on it— Matt (@MattLaq28) April 18, 2018
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