On May 10, J. Cole dropped a new documentary called Applying Pressure: The Off-Season. The 12-minute video arrives just days before the release of his highly-anticipated project, The Off-Season. 

In the documentary, J. Cole details his mindset going into the project and discusses getting comfortable in the rap industry while fighting to reach his highest skill set and potential. He also goes into detail about being a father.

Applying Pressure: The Off-Season is fairly short, but in just a handful of minutes, Cole drops a lot of gems that shed insight on the reclusive rapper’s mindset right now, while getting fans excited for his next project, which is scheduled to drop on May 14. Here are seven things we learned from the documentary.