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Following the release of his second studio album ‘Born Sinner’ just last year, J. Cole returns with the succeeding project ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’. The title of the album derives from the address of the house that Cole used to live in as a child, and subsequently throughout the album he revisits moments from his childhood that have affected his life.The opening track, ‘January 28th’, is a typically smooth introduction from the North Carolina wordsmith, soulfully setting the overall tone of the project, similarly to the way he began his acclaimed 2010 mixtape ‘Friday Night Lights’. Despite calling on a number of different producers, which is a first on a J.
Cole album, the cohesion of the record is not affected, and people may argue that it is in fact improved because of it. Criticism of his previous albums that only included production from Cole himself, came from the feeling that the bodies of work did not include enough peak points, allowing the record to just drift unnoticed from start to finish.
This cannot be said for ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’, as listeners are treated to a explosive change of direction from Cole, on back to back songs ‘A Tale Of 2 Citiez’ and ‘Fire Squad’.On ‘A Tale Of 2 Citiez’ Cole speaks of the differences faced between a young man staying in his hometown trying to make money by any means, and another young man attempting to move on to bigger and hopefully better things by seeking higher education in a different city. This, of course, mirrors Cole’s own situation that he faced growing up and he creates a vivid picture of such. Cole’s aggressive flow as well as the gritty production helps to grab the listener’s attention, and the same can be said for ‘Fire Squad’ where his much-publicised lyrics about the success of white Hip Hop & R’n’B artists included mentioning Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea and Macklemore.
Cole remarks that white artists that make music of black origin are often favoured in terms of how successful they can be, specifically with regards to the awards they receive (e.g. Macklemore beating Kendrick Lamar to the 2014 Grammy for ‘Best Rap Album’).Cole, as was the case on his previous album ‘Born Sinner’, chose not to have any verses from other rappers on his latest album, which is not necessarily a negative trait. Although, something that can be viewed as a negative was the neglect of any guest vocalists on the album, especially considering Cole’s production style that often caters for such artists. Instead, Cole stretches his vocal ability to its limits, leaving the listener pondering how much more effective certain songs could have been if a truly accomplished singer took the lead on certain parts of the album.
‘Love Yourz’ is an example of where Cole could have used the help of guest vocals, despite the song being a potential standout track, as he speaks on people learning how to appreciate their own lives, instead of coveting the lives of others.Some criticised J. Cole for using the same samples from hip hop classics when producing tracks for ‘Born Sinner’, particularly Outkast’s ‘Da Art of Story Telling’ on ‘Land Of The Snakes’ and A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Electric Relaxation’ (Ronnie Foster – ‘Mystic Brew’) on ‘Forbidden Fruit Ft. Kendrick Lamar’.
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He’s followed suit on ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ via ‘St. Tropez’, this time opting for use of Esther Phillips’ ‘That’s All Right With Me’ which was used on Mobb Deep’s classic ‘Give Up The Goods (Just Step)’ from their 1995 Album ‘The Infamous’. Cole’s attempts this time around should avoid disapproval as he’s completely altered the mood of the sample compared to the Mobb Deep version, something he didn’t really achieve on ‘Born Sinner’. Tropez’ paints the picture of his transition from an aspiring rapper to the established artist he has become today, explaining the highs and lows of the journey.Words by Nathan Fisher@nayefshr.
Cole, the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, was among the most commercially successful rap artists of the early 2010s. Born in Germany but raised in North Carolina, Jermaine Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk, and a father who was a fan of hardcore rap artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube. Cole's high-school grades earned an academic scholarship to attend St. John's University in New York City, where Cole knew he could make progress as a musician.
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After numerous days standing outside Jay-Z's office in hopes of giving him a demo, Cole finally ran into his idol, but the reception was well below chilly. He was shocked when, weeks later, he received a call from the man and even more shocked when he got a chance to contribute to his 2009 effort The Blueprint 3. Later that year, Cole released the mixtape The Warm Up, while 2010 saw the appearance of the Friday Night Lights mixtape, with Cole handling most of the production. In 2011, Roc Nation released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200.
Featuring the single 'Power Trip,' Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar. Titled after the address of his childhood home, 2014 Forest Hills Drive continued Cole's streak of number one albums in 2014. Rather strikingly, the album did not feature any guest artists. By the time Cole released his grim fourth album, the chart-topping 4 Your Eyez Only, in 2016, he had platinum certifications for all three of his prior full-lengths, ten charting Hot 100 singles as a top-billed artist, and three as a guest. David Jeffries. ORIGIN Frankfurt, Germany. BORN January 28, 1985.