April 17 (UPI) -- J. Cole has announced that his fifth studio album titled KOD will release on Friday.
The rapper made the surprise announcement on Twitter Monday after holding a listening party featuring the new 12-track album in New York.
Cole invited guests to the listening party on Twitter noting that there was no press or guest list and that anyone could join on a "first come, first serve" basis. Another listening party is set to take place in London.
KOD comes following the release of his last album 4 Your Eyez Only which was also suddenly announced days before its release in December 2016.
New album. KOD 4/20— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 17, 2018