Exactly two years from the release of 2014 Forest Hills, Cole released 4 Your Eyez Only, once again with close to no notice and no features. Just over a week ago, the new LP went platinum, marking another successful milestone for the rapper. Saturday night his second HBO special aired. Despite the inclusion of some music videos, this one focused less on J. Cole himself and more on the topics which he continuously tries to shine a light on through his music.
“Its going to be a brand new house on the inside,” a Baton Rouge woman says as she gives a tour of her flood-damaged home, “and I’m going to have everything my way.”
the Documentary also shows police raiding his home on false suspicions and footage of Cole himself reacting to news of tragedy. 4 Your Eyez Only lends further body to not only a singular piece of work but to the expanding ambition and understanding of his work as filmmaker.