Death of the Critic

2014 Forest Hills Drive

4 Your Eyez Only - Review

Written by: Tom Blaich


J. Cole can be a bit of a polarizing figure. To some, he can do no wrong, and his success with
2014 Forest Hills Drive (he went double platinum with no features) cemented that in many people's minds. To others, he is the shining example of generic rap music that can be found everywhere. He's never been a “visionary” lyricist, but his production has always picked up the slack, with stellar offerings in both Born Sinner and 2014 Forest Hills Drive.