4 Your Eyez Only


On january 28, 1985 Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born, or better known as his stage name J cole. J cole is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. J cole was raised in Fayetteville , North Carolina , Cole gained recognition as a rapper when he released his debut mixtape, “The Come Up” , later in his career j cole went on to release two additional mixtapes after signing to one of the legends Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint in 2009.


J cole released his debut studio album “Cole World: The SIdeline Story” in 2011, it debuted at no 1 on the U.S billboard 200, and was soon certified platinum. Cole’s next two releases  2013’s “Born Sinner” and 2014’s “2014 Forest Hill Drive” and received mostly positive reviews from critics, While both certified platinum. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap Album”. Then J Cole released his fourth album on December 2016 called “4 Your Eyez Only”. The album debuted at number 1 on the billboard 200 chart and was finally certified platinum in April 2017.


J cole taught himself how to play piano and also acts as a producer , producing singles for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as handling majority of the production in his own projects. He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as non-profit organization called Dreamville Foundation. In 2015 J Cole housed single mothers rent-free at his childhood home in Fayetteville North Carolina.


J cole released his 5th album on April 2018 and is called “KOD”. KOD stands for Kids on drugs or Kill our demons. Coles album is already breaking charts and has debuted at number 1 for most streams on spotify. So how do you feel about J Cole? Should he be considered one of the greatest of all time?