Although J. Cole's new album The Off-Season is just days away from release, the rapper has reportedly signed with the Rwanda Patriots Basketball Club.
After delivering a first taster of The Off-Season last week in the form of new song "i n t e r l u d e" last week and announcing the release of his Applying Pressure documentary, J. Cole has apparently signed to play with the Rwandan national basketball team.
ESPN's Marc J. Spears revealed on Twitter this afternoon (10 May) that Cole is currently completing a four-day quarantine and is "expected to play for Rwanda Patriots BBC" in the Basketball Africa League, potentially as soon as Sunday (16 May).
Spears added in his tweet that the rapper's "signing is expected to be official Thursday."
Sources confirm @NewTimesRwanda report @JColeNC expected to play for Rwanda Patriots BBC in @theBAL. The rap star is in the four-day quarantine and the signing is expected to be official Thursday. Patriots open BAL action Sunday vs Nigeria River Hoopers 7 am EST live on ESPNews. https://t.co/QorCELnX96— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 10, 2021
The news comes just hours ahead of the release of J. Cole's Applying Pressure documentary, which will give a behind the scenes look at his upcoming album The Off-Season.