The real is back. Two years after his last LP, J. Cole unleashes his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only.
The feature-less 10-song effort is introduced by “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and is closed by the nearly 9-minute title track. In between are songs like “Immortal” and “Neighbors,” which Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad called early standouts in the rapper’s Eyez documentary.
Earlier this week, Cole opted to drop “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets” individually, though neither made the final tracklisting.
Marking his first release since 2014’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which famously went double platinum with no features, 4 Your Eyez Only includes some of the Fayetteville rapper’s most purposeful work yet.
“You get to this height or this level in your career, in terms of platform, the next one might go down, it could go up,” he shared in his Eyez doc. “You’re never guaranteed to be this high again. While I’m here, let me use this opportunity to say the realest shit I’ve ever said.”
True to form, Cole makes personal revelations on “She’s Mine, Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2,” rhyming about his family that he’s hidden from the public thus far, including the fact that he is now the proud father of a baby girl.
4 Your Eyez Only is now ready for your ears. Stream it below.