So it turns out that The Fall Off, the album title J. Cole alluded to in his new song “1985 – (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” was actually in the works before KOD. That’s just one of the many revelations Cole made during an impromptu Q&A session with fans on Twitter today (April 26).
During a period of time that lasted between just about 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST or so, Cole let loose a ton of new info about his record-breaking KOD album. Answering a fans question about when, exactly, he knew what the title of his new album was going to be, Cole offered up a really interesting answer.
“While in Zanzibar workin’ on one of the songs, maybe window pain, I asked myself what is the name of this album that I just fucked around and made,” Cole began in one of his many revelatory tweets. “KOD came immediately. “What the fuck do that mean?” I asked. the 3 meanings followed in seconds. In tune.”
Answering another of his fan’s questions, Cole explained why he relegated his KOD track, “Once An Addict,” to interlude status. Apparently, there was originally much more to the song.
“[The] full version was too long, it slowed the album down too much,” Cole wrote. “Interlude version still said what I needed to say.”
Check out some of Cole’s most interesting responses to his fans’ questions in the gallery below and the tweets beneath that.
See J. Cole Answer Questions From Fans During Impromptu Q&A