Fans were shocked last week when rapper J. Cole announced that he’d be dropping a new album, titled 4 Your Eyez Only, on December 9. The announcement was followed by a documentary called Eyez, and a pre-order sale.
Now, the album is out and fans are hitting Twitter to share their thoughts on the new release.
J Cole has saved 2016 #4YourEyezOnly— St. Brick (@MsGinnelleD) December 9, 2016
#4YourEyezOnly can I have an Amen!!!!!!!…..J Cole jus Doomed us this album takes us to that real Hip-Hop church🔥🔥🔥🔥— Cole World (@Glen_ele) December 9, 2016
I enjoyed Forest Hills Drive I thought it showed a turning point in Cole's ability to emote on wax #4youreyezonly is a step back tho— Intersectional Papi (@JulianThePoet) December 9, 2016
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It's not fire, it's not revolutionary.— The Take Over (@danny0bri3n) December 9, 2016
It's simply a musical masterpiece, beautifully composed to perfection. I'm elated.#4youreyezonly
My earphones will be in almost all day, please don't try to talk to me because ill politely ignore you. #4yourEyezOnly🎧💕— nova👅 (@jessimakaveli) December 9, 2016
Just waisted my time listening to Jcole's album😪 it wasn't bad, it was just not as good as I'd thought it would've been.— 🌹 (@xoShannell) December 9, 2016
I tried my absolute hardest to listen to that J Cole album… It's not good.— Chansey The Rapper (@ChanseyDaRapper) December 9, 2016
While reviews might be mixed on social media, every song on the album is charting on Apple Music and the album is sitting comfortably at number one. 4 Your Eyez Only sees the emcee teaming up with notable producers like Vinylz, Boi-1da, and Dreamville members Elite and Ron Gilmore.
The album’s release also comes after news that Cole and wife Melissa Heholt welcomed a baby girl, which a new review on iTunes allegedly confirmed.
With a new baby and a new album, J. Cole is ending the year on a high note.