Songs like “1985,” “BRACKETS,” and the outro of the album are dope and showcase what we’ve come to need from Cole. The thing is that there are also moments that left me scratching my head. With some of the tracks and moments on the album, I felt that Cole went the DROGAS Light route. However, he kind of left out some of the fun of Lupe’s “turn-up” album.
Is KOD worthy of the SOTB stamp of approval? That’s what you’re probably asking after my “eh, it’s dope at some points” discussion on the album. Truth be told, even though it’s only dope at some points, it’s still a decent effort from Cole. I like that he tried something different–even if it didn’t pan out completely (to me). Check it out for yourselves and remember to support dope music in all its forms.