J. Cole surprised fans with a one week notice before releasing his new album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album was a complete shock as no one saw it coming. It follows a heavily successful release of 2014 Forest Hills Drive which went platinum despite Cole choosing to handle all of the lyrics himself. We decided to highlight 6 Awesome Lines From J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only.
You can also add the woes of an Instagram model, shots at other rappers who lack substance or friendly shots at his friends in the business and police brutality to the list of topics sprinkled all over the album. Don’t forget, Cole often gets very personal and often shares a couple of personal stories through hip-hop as well.
You can check out our 6 Awesome Lines From J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only list below and let us know what your favorite verses/lines were.
6 Awesome Lines From J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’
5. Song: “4 Your Eyez Only“
“You probably grown now so this song’ll hit you
If you’re hearing this, unfortunately means that I’m no longer with you
In the physical, not even sure if I believe in God
But because you still alive
He got me praying that the spiritual is real” – J. Cole Via Genius
Cole raps from the point of view of a man who has passed on but still wants to deliver a message to his daughter and while he is struggling with his belief in God, he wants to believe for his daughter.
4. Song: “Deja Vu“
“Every saint got a past, every sinner got a future
Every loser gotta win and every winner gotta lose someday
They say it’s just a matter of time
And if I had my way then you would be mine” – J. Cole Via Genius
Cole eloquently expresses situations that will eventually happen in life while hinting towards a special someone that she is exactly what he wants.
3. Song: “Immortal“
“To die a young legend or live a long life unfulfilled
‘Cause you wanna change the world
But while alive you never will
‘Cause they only feel you after you gone, or I’ve been told
And now I’m caught between bein’ heard and gettin’ old
Damn, death creepin’ in my thoughts lately” – J. Cole Via Genius
Cole battles with whether or not any of his art is being taken seriously or if he is even having an impact on the world. The idea that someone is only celebrated after their dead causes contemplations of death to set in.
2. Song: “She’s Mine Pt. 1“
“Yeah, I wanna tell the truth to you
I wanna talk about my days as a youth to you
Exposing you to all my demons and the reasons I’m this way
I would like to paint a picture, but it’ll take more than a day
It would take more than some years to get all over all my fears
Preventing me from letting you see all of me perfectly clear” – J. Cole Via Genius
Cole struggles with being able to admit all of the mistakes that he has made in the past and who he was to a special someone. There are so many that it’s going to take more than just a day before she can see him for who he is.
1. Song: “Change“
“Eyes wide that’s from the power that the coward feels
N****s die over bitches disrespecting dollar bills
Bloodshed that turned the city to a battlefield
I call it poison, you call it real” – J. Cole Via Genius
Cole shows how some of the simplest of disagreements can turn into tragedies and while some glorify it, he sees it as a poison in communities.