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4 Your Eyez Only


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4 Your Eyez Only is the fourth studio album by American rapper J. Cole. It was released on December 9, 2016, by Dreamville Records, Roc Nation and Interscope Records. The album was Cole's first release with Interscope—his previous albums were released by Columbia. The album also serves as Dreamville's president Ibrahim Hamad first executive producer credit for a Cole album. Most of these recordings took place from 2015 to 2016, while the production on the album was primarily handled by Cole himself, alongside several other record producers such as Vinylz, Boi-1da, Cardiak, Ron Gilmore, Frank Dukes, Chargaux and Elite, among others. Promoting the release, Cole released a one-hour documentary (by the same name) on April 15, 2017 on HBO, featuring music from the album. 4 Your Eyez Only was released exactly two years after Cole's previous studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

The album received generally positive reviews from critics, some of whom called it Cole's best album to date. 4 Your Eyez Only debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 363,000 copies in its first week (492,000 with additional album-equivalent units) earning Cole his fourth consecutive number-one album in the country. It had the third-largest weekly sales for an album in 2016. On January 12, 2017, 4 Your Eyez Only was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and was certified platinum on April 7, 2017. The album also debuted at number one on Billboard's Canadian Albums Chart. The album was supported by two singles: "Deja Vu" and "Neighbors". – Wiki

“4 Your Eyez Only is ten tracks, no features and perfect ingredients. It's simple, confident, assured…Eyez is about trying to be a good man, even though circumstances don't permit you to. It's about how the people you love view you; how you may want to impress them, but might not be able to. It's a love letter, and yet, it's astonishing just how hard-hitting it is…

It could have been pretentious, but Cole has always been one of the most slept-on songwriters in hip-hop, and on this record, he's better than he's ever been. Listening to him spit over the menacing harpsichord of "Immortal," or dropping confident, searing lines on "Neighbours" is a joy. The album's standout, "Folding Clothes," will probably spur a thousand new memes. The production — courtesy of some bubbling-under beatmakers, along with Cole himself — bangs.” – Exclaim!

“Supported by some of his best songwriting and an openness that adds real credence to his message. He has been on a path of gradual evolution ever since he appeared to lose his way upon signing to a major label at the turn of the decade and realising the weight of success was a heavy burden to carry. He has matured into a one of the most important figures in modern hip hop and 4 Your Eyez Only is the evidence of this. We can only hope his message can inspire hope and change in communities across the world.” – Popmatters

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J. Cole


4 Your Eyez Only


Dreamville ‎| Roc Nation | Interscope Records


Vinyl, LP, Album



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Hip Hop

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