J Cole Hints At Retirement In New Social Media Post

Although we didn’t receive the highly anticipated ‘The Fall Off’ album in 2020 from J Cole as expected. The Dreamville rapper took to Instagram recently to post a list of albums and other musical endeavors that seem to be part of The Fall Off era. Topping off the list and are checked off are “Features” and ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’ — the latter dropped in July 2019 and its Deluxe in January 2020 — followed by the titles The Off-SeasonIt’s A Boy and, finally, The Fall Off. The announcement however was bittersweet for fans due to the caption on the post which read “I still got some goals I gotta check off for’ I scram…” hinting at potential retirement and brining his recent essay for The Players’ Tribune back full circle as he wrote

“The seeds for ​The Fall Off were planted. Four years have passed. In that time I’ve been blessed with two sons, learned the delicate art of balance between parenthood and career, had the pleasure of working with a ton of talented artists as a featured rapper, spent 10 magical days recording a Dreamville album in Atlanta, and put a lot of time and energy into sharpening my sword and growing as an artist. The fire that was once dying out has returned, and for that I’m grateful. On my career bucket list, there remain a few more items to check off before I give myself permission to enter whatever the next chapter of my life may be. However, as I approach the summit of this mountain, I still find myself staring at that other one in the distance, wondering if I can climb. At 35 years old, I know that sounds crazy when said out loud, but I believe all of the best dreams do.”

J Cole The Players’ Tribune

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