If you’re a hip-hop fan in any shape or form, you’re probably fully aware that J. Cole just dropped his latest project, 4 Your Eyez Only. This is now Cole’s fourth studio album and sticking with tradition, contains ZERO features. J. Cole had previously released 2014 Forest Hills Drive exactly 2 years ago to the day (December 9th) so this new release definitely had Cole fans excited. In fact, here are just a few examples of the hype!
Everybody j. Cole featured on his new album. …. pic.twitter.com/8uQxHLWbTZ
— 4 Your Eyez Only (@iamTestedOkay) December 9, 2016
Cole last verse in “4 Your Eyez Only” is why I’ll always be a fan. — Tony Snow (@trillac_) December 9, 2016
That last verse of 4 Your Eyez Only is probably one of my favorite things Cole’s ever done musically.
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) December 9, 2016
Dreamville, the label founded by Cole, released the Thank You notes attached with 4 Your Eyez Only in which it shows Cole taking every writing credit. This is unfortunately a rare sighting in 2016, and Cole himself brings up the issue of using a “Ghostwriter” on his track “False Prophets.” We can also see that the album is packed with production from Just Blaze, Vinylz, Kanye West, 40, Boi-1da, J. Cole himself & many more. click the tweet below to see all the credits.
— Dreamville (@Dreamville) December 9, 2016
The album follows the story of a fictional character, James McMillian Jr, as he goes from selling crack, to falling in love and starting a family. In the final track, it is revealed that James has died, and almost the whole album is a tape he created for his daughter to listen to after he’s gone. Cole’s got levels to this and it’s blowing our mind!
So who’s ready to make 4 Your Eyez Only go double platinum with no features?! Check it out below and let us know what you fave track is in the comments below!
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only