J. Cole only has one feature on his new album, KOD, kiLL edward. Many fans figured out who the newcomer was and identified him as J. Cole’s alter ego.
Cole confirmed to Vulture that his “other” personality was created based on his stepfather, Edward. Edward separated from Cole’s mother in 2013, which led her on a downward spiral of drugs and alcohol abuse.
kiLL edward appears on two songs on KOD, “The Cut Off” and “Friends” which deals with separating from people and drug addiction.