Hear J. Cole’s New Album ‘KOD’: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. J. Cole’s new album it will bless your Friday

“J. Cole has released his new LP, KOD. His fifth studio album is the follow-up to 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only, which was his fourth consecutive Number One album.

A few hours before the album dropped late Thursday, the album’s title was given some context via an album trailer. As was previously reported, the LP’s initials correspond with three different meanings. The first is “Kids on Drugs.”‘

– rollingstone.com

2. Less is more with BMW’s GS 001 motorcycle

“BMW’s GS series pioneered the on/off-road dual-sport motorcycle. Whitcraft Services’ 001 takes the R1150GS and breaks it down into its most basic components while adding a ton of rugged style. Removing all unnecessary bodywork, the 001 evokes the air-cooled BMW classics and the hand-tooled leather seat is a work of art itself. Custom wiring and gauges add to the clean lines and the handmade tank is a modern interpretation of the original BMW “toaster” tank. The 001 goes as good as it looks and is ready for adventure, on- or off-road.”

– uncrate.com

3. High and tight haircuts are the look for 2018

“Showing your barber a photo of a film star as a point of reference is one of the best ways to ensure you get the chop you desire. Yet no matter how many times you’ve used this tonsorial trick, we’re willing to hazard a guess that you’ve never brought along a snap of Jake Gyllenhaal in Jarhead.

But maybe it’s time you had a rethink, because the high and tight is back on trend – and if you’re all about low-maintenance grooming then the military style may be the cut you’ve been looking for. Teeeen-hut.”

– fashionbeans.com

4. Dexter is out and Safe is in

“Michael C Hall, best known for playing serial killer Dexter, is running around the British countryside looking for his daughter in the first trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming drama Safe.

Hall stars alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington in the eight-part drama, which is produced by Red Production Company, the Studiocanal-backed producer behind Happy Valley, for Netflix and France’s Canal+.”

– deadline.com

5. Amazon is giving you the best deal ever on Joy-Con for Nintendo Switch

“The Nintendo Switch is better with friends, and you can add an extra player (or two, for certain games) by picking up an extra set of Joy-Con. $63 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, but we don’t expect it to last long.”