The Off-Season

J. Cole - The Off-Season
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 847 ratings
2021 Ratings: #244
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'The Off-Season' is a solid project with no expiration date and can easily be digested for months and years to come.

The North Carolina rapper eschews the bombast of old to focus on quietly dazzling wordplay, drawing the same meticulousness from his guest artists.

People still compare this guy to kendrick 💀
edit - been out for less than 15 minutes and there’s already so many bombs i hope you all slip on a banana peel
edit 2 - unlike y’all i actually listened to this album lmao
edit 3 - currently in the hospital just fucking jamming to this. masterpiece.
edit 4 - longer review coming once i get out of the hospital in a week
edit 5 - this guy is old enough to be my dad i’m too old for this shit

so, as many know j cole is definitely in the running for one of my favorite rappers of ... read more
I can tell this is J. Cole's Off-Season because this project is a huge fucking miss
The middle child. AKA the king of being mid
While this certainly isn’t bad and has some fun moments, The Off-Season just feels like it’s trying too hard to sound like everything else for it to really reach its full potential.

My relationship with J. Cole’s music has changed a lot throughout the years. For a while he was one of my favorite rappers, as 2014 FHD was one of my favorite albums ever. I still love that album and a lot of his other music, but as time went on and I grew up and was exposed to different and ... read more
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Track List

  1. 9 5 . s o u t h
  2. a m a r i
  3. m y . l i f e (with 21 Savage & Morray)
  4. a p p l y i n g . p r e s s u r e
  5. p u n c h i n ‘ . t h e . c l o c k
  6. 1 0 0 . m i l ‘ (with Bas)
  7. p r i d e . i s . t h e . d e v i l (with Lil Baby)
  8. l e t . g o . m y . h a n d (with Bas & 6LACK)
  9. i n t e r l u d e
  10. t h e . c l i m b . b a c k
  11. c l o s e
  12. h u n g e r . o n . h i l l s i d e (with Bas)
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Added on: January 19, 2021