The Ville is back, and rapper J. Cole has partnered with HBO for yet another documentary. His latest documentary will be taking the name of his fourth full- length album, “4 Your Eyez Only”. A trailer was released last week on March 24th, containing snippets of what this documentary will consist of. The trailer begins with J. Cole holding a camera letting us know everything we see on this documentary will be through the lens of Cole’s World. Throughout the preview, Cole features people who seem to be speaking on the struggles that are dealt with in the South. From what we know, along with live musical performances and intimate interviews, there will be footage shot in locations such as Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Ferguson, his native city Fayetteville, and his father’s hometown of Jonesboro.
To get more in depth, based on the content of his last album, my prediction is this documentary will be very personal and will contain a strong message for his viewers. J. Cole is never afraid to speak on his life experiences, struggles, and fears in hopes his fans will sense his sincerity. In his last album, “2014 Forest Hill Drive”, the album contained more of a following trend of his life experiences and how he’s found peace within himself. He spoke on how much he imagined being where he is today and how much he realized his biggest setbacks in life are really the material things. Cole speaks on losing himself in the materialism, fame, and money and how he learned “there’s no such thing as a life that’s better than yours”, as said in Cole’s last song, “Love Yourz”. In between two-year break, J. Cole gave the world an interlude on Dj. Khaled’s album giving fans an update on his life. On this song, J. Cole spoke on going through depression and even considering giving up on the rap game. It led us wondering for quite some time until J Cole released his album “4 Your Eyez Only” last December. To summarize an overview of “4 Your Eyez Only”, J. Cole speaks on his where he is in life, his new found happiness in becoming a father and really accepting that he’s the greatest rapper alive. So in coordination with that, his documentary should be able to mirror that very well within a 60-minute film.
Just like J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hill Drive” documentary, Cole and Scott Lazer co-produced along with Dreamville President, Ibrahim Hamad and Adam Rodney. The debut of “4 Your Eyez Only” will be on April 15th at 10pm on HBO. Knowing J Cole, this documentary will not be one to disappoint.
Watch the “4 Your Eyez Only” Documentary Trailer: