kod, j. cole.
the main concept behind this album has to do strongly with addiction. this album discusses not only drug addiction, but other types of addiction, such as love. this album strongly advises people to stay away from drugs when in rough times, such as depression. the album starts of with an intro, narrated by an anonymous woman. the first track on this album “KOD”, is a banger. the hook is smooth, and the lyrics are solid. the lines “how come you won't get a few features?, i think you should? how 'bout I don't?, how 'bout you just get the fuck off my dick?” really hit me. j. cole’s flow on this song is incredible. i believe the second song, “Photograph”, has to do with our addiction to technology. the line “fell in love through a photograph, i don't even know your name”, to me, says how much we rely on technology, and how it’s become an addiction for some people. this song is smooth, with j. cole’s flow being soft. the next song “The Cut Off” (feat. kiLL edward), has to do with cutting off fake friends who only want you for material goods. on this track cole uses his alter ego known as “kiLL edward”. i believe this alter ego is meant to represent j. cole when he’s high or drugged. this track tells a story told by cole, about him giving stuff to other people when they’re in need, but once they receive what they want, they leave. the next song “ATM”, has more of a mainstream feel, with a catchy hook. this song attaches money with drugs. he says throughout this song that money is so important to humans, but once we die, we can’t have any of it, because money doesn’t last. the fifth song, “Motiv8”, also has a mainstream feel, while the message is strong. this song’s content is all over the place, but has to do strongly with drugs and what drugs make you feel like. the next song “Kevin’s Heart”, has to do strongly with j. cole’s temptations of cheating. it also has to do with drugs and money. the song starts off with the lines “she my number one i don't need nothing on the side” and “but my phone be blowing up, temptations on my line.” this song could be attaching drug addiction to sex addiction. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)