William Ricks | Staff Writer
It might’ve felt like years since we’ve heard a complete project from MC superstar J. Cole. Well, it has been, almost two years to be exact. Cole has stayed busy though, making rounds on his tour and dropping his talents as a feature artist on many tracks, more famously his self-titled interlude on DJ Khaled’s Major Key album. He also dropped a project with his other Dreamville collaborators, Revenge of the Dreamers II in 2015.
That satisfied his fans for the moment, but the more heat J. Cole has been dropping, the hungrier his fans become for a complete project from the superstar rapper. He announced at the 2016 Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City that this would be his “last show for a very long time.” so fans had the expectation that Cole was in the studio working on a platinum worthy album.
Many followers of Cole have had his last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive on repeat for the last couple years, which isn’t a problem as that album was great, going platinum with no features. (With no awards to show for it, which is ridiculous.) Fortunately today fans have gotten the wish they’ve been asking for, a J. Cole project is on the way.
Via iTunes, J. Cole’s project is up for pre-order. The project titled 4 Your Eyez Only, has 10 tracks with no titles or any info on possible features on the tracks. (I mean does he really need features?) This album is expected to drop on December 9, 2016, the two-year anniversary of his last solo act 2014 Forest Hills Drive. J. Cole has high expectations for this upcoming album but if anyone could meet or exceed these expectations, Jermaine Cole is your guy. The reaction to the news is generally the same, excitement.
Twitter has exploded, everyone placing the fire emojis in their tweets resembling how hot each track will be, and some fans believe this is the Christmas miracle they’ve been asking for. As we countdown until the clock strikes midnight on December 9, it’s best for every other rapper to call it a year, as J. Cole took over the month of December in 2014, and he plans to do it again ending what seems to be a quiet year for him with a huge and much needed bang.