Is To Kill Edward Just J. Cole?
Finkle is Einhorn ... Einhorn is Finkle!
J. Cole is not known for having guests on his albums. In fact, when 2014 Forest Hills Drive, was a platinum disc in 2015, became the first Hip Hop artist to achieve the certification in more than 25 years without account. For this reason, die-hard fans and rap nerds alike were thrown for a loop when the artwork and tracklist of their upcoming KOD album had not one, but two features of a mysterious artist called Kill Edward.
KOD 4/20 of the Cover and the back pic.twitter.com/2iUaKrI42F
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 18, 2018
So that is to Kill Edward? A quick Google search reveals a lot of nothing, except a song published this week by a verified SoundCloud account (and on major platforms of streaming), titled "tidal wave (Just a little reference)."
A sharp version of the track more points for Killing Edward being Cole himself, perhaps as an alter ego.
There is also a Twitter account that matches the name of Killing Edward "Kill their paths" on the label, but which in reality do not offer clear clues about Edward's identity. In his handful of tweets since January, the account has praised Michael Jackson and Lil Wayne, and only continues to Minister Louis Farrakhan. Cole also continues to Farrakhan from his verified account.
I feel alive when I know that you see me.Both fear and excitedStrong vibration turned on
— To kill Edward (@killhisways) January 14, 2018
It is possible to Kill Edward is not Cole, in the same way that Your Old Droog is not Nas?
We'll have to wait until Friday to know for sure.
J. Cole ft. Kill Edward pic.twitter.com/zTroLT3ZYj
— And🍩h 🏖 (@Yoh31) April 18, 2018