J. Cole’s The low season the album officially arrives on Friday, May 14th. Shortly after the date was teased by his Dreamville label buddy Bas, Cole even took to Twitter to confirm the release date and shared the album cover in the process.

“Just know that this was years in the making,”

; he writes. “My new album The low season available everywhere 5/14. Check out the majestic and slightly encouraging album cover that finds Cole standing in the foreground as a basketball net burns behind him below.

J. Cole

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The rapper officially made the big revelation after yet another hype-inducing tweet that caught attention with a tone setting: “Is this thing on.” It is still unclear whether or not The low season will follow the expected tradition of “no features”, but many are certainly eager to find out. In general, Cole tends to tackle most of the production himself, but it feels as if his frequent collaborator T-Minus is destined to get involved to some degree. Expect further details on the tracklist to surface in the coming days, provided Cole maintains this streak of generosity.

Suffice it to say, it’s starting to feel like an exciting time in hip-hop, especially considering that Kendrick Lamar and Drake are both also due for releases in the near future. Share your thoughts on J. Cole’s latest Out of season reveal now, and sound if you’re excited to see this one arrive in full on Friday, May 14th.