J. Cole’s been busy prepping his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only. Out of nowhere, the album appeared on iTunes, with a planned release date of Dec. 9. Just like that, much of the hip-hop world is now in a state of pandemonium — realizing that one of the world’s best is about to drop the follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which most consider to be his best work. There is already frenzied speculation around 4 Your Eyez Only, but Cole, much to his credit, has kept almost every detail of the project under wraps.
Will 4 Your Eyes Only be similar in makeup to 2014 FHD and will it achieve similar success of the now-double platinum LP? Judging by the early response, Cole’s new album will go platinum — eventually, at least. But will it do so without any features? Will one of the most overused memes in hip-hop receive an update and achieve another year of virality?
If Cole does drop two featureless classics in a row, it will certainly say something about his prowess as an emcee, but let’s remember — some of his best-ever tracks are, in fact, collaborations. And there’s no reason he can’t drop a great album.
J Cole’s upcoming “4 Your Eyez Only” album has 10 confirmed songs. Check out the official tracklist below.
Listen To 4 Your Eyes Only below
After ending his last show on tour saying “Before I get out of here, listen. This is my last show for a very long time,” Cole went on somewhat of a hiatus from the music world and the leaked album becomes available for free download.
Download: J Cole – 4 Your Eyes Only Album (zip)