J. Cole announced a surprise follow-up to 2014’s hit album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” by way of an iTunes pre-order appearing online Thursday, Dec. 1. As a result, fans are sharing their excitement with an array of tweets prompting the rapper to become the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter earlier that day.
“4 Your Eyez Only” is Cole’s fourth studio album and is due for release Dec. 9, marking the 2-year anniversary of “Drive’s” release. The rapper’s newest LP, available for $9.99, contains 10 unnamed tracks, but no other details are currently available. One thing of note is the record’s description, which says the effort is “highly anticipated.” That notion is fully supported online.
Christian Carlos reacted to the news with this clip.
"J. Cole will be releasing 4 Your Eyez Only on December 9"
— Christian Carlos (@Dreamvillainous) December 1, 2016
Demon Child cried virtual happy tears over the possibility that J. Cole will hit the road, which would contradict his Billboard-reported statement at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in October that his performance would be “my last show for a very long time.”
Sincex98 deemed the artist, whose real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole, the greatest rapper of all time.
I'm tryna tell y'all j.cole the 🐐
— . (@gang149) December 1, 2016
Lou mentioned reports of the MC leaving the industry being untrue. The rumors swirled in July that Cole could end his career after his guest verse on DJ Khaled’s album, “Major Key.”
J Cole really got all of y'all with them thoughts of retirement 😂
— LOU ☘️ (@King_LouisXVII) December 1, 2016
Swaggy P made sure fans remembered the impressive feat of Cole’s last album.
Don't let J Cole's new album distract you from the fact J Cole's last album went double platinum without a feature
— petty (@spj_2) December 1, 2016
Rose hoped the record would showcase some romance.
J.Cole is everything . Literally cannot wait for '4 your eyez only.' It better include a love song 😭
— Rose (@IfemuluRose) December 1, 2016
@Polo_the_Kid15 admonished Twitter users to be honest about their fandom — or lack thereof.
don't say you listen to him if the only thing you got on yo phone by him is forest hills drive
— D (@Polo_the_Kid15) December 1, 2016
Meanwhile, Dez Casino humorously tweeted “4 Your Eyez Only” was a federal diversion.
ChrisHolmes gave credit to a higher power since J. Cole’s new music follows a set of other hitmakers’ upcoming releases.
Rip Boyz was somewhat less effusive in his praise of Cole.
J Cole is trash. Kid Cudi's album will be better.
— burner account (@burnerraaccount) December 1, 2016
Kat also was not feeling the hype over the new release.
However, Maya decided to remove such negativity from her timeline.
Someone said J.Cole is trash so I had to unfollow them… Don't need that kind of negativity in my life
— Ms. Cawta (@ItsMayas_World) December 1, 2016