After the announcement came of J. Cole’s fifth studio album KOD releasing last week, I thought of nothing else but the pure enjoyment I’d have at midnight on April 20, 2018. For most of the time between hearing of the drop and it actually hitting listening platforms, I mostly kept the Dreamville artist’s discography on shuffle (alongside Kid Cudi ironically before we knew about Kids See Ghosts) preparing for the magic I was going to dive into. However, I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I paid absolutely no attention to anything else that dropped on Friday. So here’s what we missed on KOD Day.
“25 Lighters (Remix)” – Wifisfuneral ft. Curren$y
As a tribute to the 2001 DJ DMD single, this remix is fun trap-style project for 4/20. Not to mention, Curren$y has been killin’ it on his features this year.
“Moonwalking” – Dave East (ft. Piif Jones, AK & Ju Banga)
It’s about time the King of Harlem dropped a track entitled ‘Moonwalking’ after he’s name-dropped the dance style a handful of times in his previous work. Ironically this song sounds nothing like MJ, but instead references East’s smooth moves he’s making with drugs and music.
“OTW” – Khalid ft. Ty Dolla $ign and 6LACK
Khalid and 6LACK should really put out a full project together because their styles overlap so beautifully, and wouldn’t you love to see what a ‘Loving U’ / ‘Saved’ sequel mashup sounded like? This single though has a 2008 vibe and I’m digging it for sure.
“420 Freestyle” – Wiz Khalifa
It’s no surprise that spokesman Khalifa dropped a track for the smoking community. The freestyle doesn’t give us anything different than we are used to from the Pittsburgh native, but it’s still a good playlist add.
“Potent Music 4” (Mixtape) – Jae Millz
Jae Millz has very recently found his way into my playlists, after finding the New York rapper through Soundcloud. While this is his only project on the platform, stating the premiere was through DatPiff, I’m curious what else is in his back pocket.
Of course I love all of the above, but I’m still not over playing “ATM“, “FRIENDS“ and “1985” on repeat and no J. Cole hate-tweet is going to stop me.
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