J. Cole finally delivers his long-awaited follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive with his new album 4 Your Eyez Only. He revealed the project just over a week ago without much fanfare, simply posting an iTunes pre-order. He generated a ton of buzz with his songs "False Prophets" and "everybody dies" just a day later, with many people thinking he was referencing Kanye West, Wale, Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzi Vert on different parts of the two songs. Wale even dropped a response track called "Groundhog Day." Neither of those songs are on the project, although it does include ten featureless tracks.
He also released a 40-minute documentary called Eyez, which chronicles his life since the release of his last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The doc shows footage of him in the recording studio in NYC, playing basketball, riding his bike, and more.
2014 Forest Hills Drive dropped at right around the same time in 2014, and ended up going double platinum. This inspired the seemingly never-ending "J. Cole went double platinum with no features" internet joke that's still seen in comments sections to this day.
It's been a very quiet year for J. Cole up until the last week. He performed at several festivals this summer, and contributed to his label signee Bas' album Too High to Riot, but has otherwise been laying low. Clearly he was busy working on this new album, which fans finally get a chance to experience.
You can purchase J. Cole's new album 4 Your Eyez Only on iTunes now or stream it below via Spotify.