“Neighbors” is off J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only album, has one of the craziest backstories to it. In an interview with Complex last year, Elite, a Dreamville Producer revealed how the song was inspired by a real-life SWAT team raid on Cole’s studio in the suburbs of North Carolina after one of his neighbors told the police they were selling drugs out of the home.
“There was a huge investigation, like a million-dollar investigation,” Elite said. “They flew helicopters over, sent an entire SWAT team armed with weapons, broke down the door and searched the whole house.” Police, of course, found nothing.
The footage of the raid was included in Cole’s recent HBO documentary and has now been used as the official music video for the track. Watch it above.