It’s rare we get a definitive look into the themes of a hip hop album. There is basically just Rap Genius that allows us to analyse a songs lyrics properly and in some cases get confirmation of an idea thanks to the verified series. J Cole is trying to change all this by releasing his second short documentary 4 Your Eyez Only which explores the meaning of his album.
The documentary mixes live performances with footage of Cole visiting lower income areas including his home town of North Carolina, which makes the documentary extremely personal. It’s been a good few months for Cole as he now has two platinum albums and of course, he did it without any features.
Words – Martin Viashima @MartinViashima