12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only took the rapper from celebrated hitmaker to full-on activist. On KOD, his ruminations on black America and the state of the union are still present, but are less objective reporting and more acquired wisdom from his life as a reluctant superstar. Cole takes rap pundits to task with impassioned, staccato delivery on the title track. And on “Photograph,” he questions the nature of romance in the digital age. KOD's production is minimal throughout, clearing space for Cole's elegantly spun stories of opportunistic friends (“The Cut Off”), modern-day drug culture (“Once an Addict”), and the guilt that success can bring (“FRIENDS”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only took the rapper from celebrated hitmaker to full-on activist. On KOD, his ruminations on black America and the state of the union are still present, but are less objective reporting and more acquired wisdom from his life as a reluctant superstar. Cole takes rap pundits to task with impassioned, staccato delivery on the title track. And on “Photograph,” he questions the nature of romance in the digital age. KOD's production is minimal throughout, clearing space for Cole's elegantly spun stories of opportunistic friends (“The Cut Off”), modern-day drug culture (“Once an Addict”), and the guilt that success can bring (“FRIENDS”).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings
1.7K Ratings
cybrarianliz ,

Album of the year

F the Grammys. Album of the year no cap.

_bash76 ,

G.O.A.T

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Chris_AKA_Pookie ,

Reaching the masses

Cole seems to have taken the same deep lyrics he’s known for & contorted them to fit into what’s poppin’ this day & age. He’s spittin’ wisdom to younger generations through a medium they know & love. Hopefully the messages are received.

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