Hip Hop leading rappers, Drake and J Cole announce their album release dates just in time for the summer. Having both achieved phenomenal commercial success with previous projects, they are both scheduled to release new albums.

And guess what—you won’t have to wait long.

Following in the tradition of many artists of today, both Cole and Drake announced their drop dates via social media. On April 16, Cole tweeted out his release date and name of his fifth studio album on Twitter. KOD is scheduled to drop on April 20. Prior to announcing his release date—Cole announced he was holding a private listening NYC Gramercy Theatre. While we’re unsure who attended—the invited seemed to have contained a hint of anonymity and restrictions. Via the poster—no cameras—no press list—no phones— no guest list and no bags were the rules of the night.

Attendees of the party alluded to the fact the album will contain 12 tracks said to have been recorded in a two-week period. Cole’s last album, 4 Your Eyes Only was released in 2016.

Sharing the social media limelight is God’s Plan rapper, Drake, who announced his album release date and name the same day as Cole on Instagram. Recently, releasing his newest single, Nice for What—a sample of Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor—Drake tweeted out a picture facing away from the camera with a coat on containing the word Scorpion—and June 2018.


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In a follow up post, he posted a picture of a gold pendant containing a scorpion. The image refers to the album title and represents the rappers zodiac sign—which is Scorpio. Both images contain the official release date for the album that is said to be June 28, 2018.

From the looks of things, the music scene is heating up. After Cardi B’s successful debut album drop, and Nicki on the horizon—it looks like rap fans are going to have an exciting summer ahead.


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