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J. Cole Unexpectedly Announces New Album; Twitter Loses Its Collective Mind

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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.

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.

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.”

Swaggy P made sure fans remembered the impressive feat of Cole’s last album.

Rose hoped the record would showcase some romance.

@Polo_the_Kid15 admonished Twitter users to be honest about their fandom — or lack thereof.

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.

Kat also was not feeling the hype over the new release.

However, Maya decided to remove such negativity from her timeline.

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