J. Cole Releasing New Album ‘4 Your Eyez Only,’ Is It Going To Be As Impactful As Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’?

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Two years ago,¬†Fayetteville,¬†North Carolina¬†native and rapper¬†J. Cole¬†released his double platinum album,¬†2014 Forest Hill Drive. The¬†St. John’s University¬†alumni (he¬†graduated magna cum laude in 2007, with a 3.8 GPA) may release his new album,¬†4 Your Eyez Only¬†on¬†December 9th¬†via¬†Dreamville¬†under exclusive license to¬†Roc Nation.

An iTunes pre -order also surfaced online.

Jermaine‘s new album is such a great¬†Christmas¬†present that I am looking forward to hearing. The album will consist of 10 songs.

With such a dope¬†album title, (4 Your Eyez Only)¬†and as lyrical, inspiring and¬†impactful¬†as¬†Jermaine¬†is, do you think¬†J. Cole‘s new¬†album will be¬†as impactful as¬†Tupac‘s¬†All Eyez on Me?

All Eyez On Me¬†is the late great¬†Tupac Shakur‘s fourth studio album. It was released on¬†February 13, 1996¬†under¬†Death Row Records¬†and¬†Interscope Records. Many¬†Hip-Hop¬†fans and music critics considered the album to be one of the best albums of the¬†1990s¬†Rap¬†Era. Some even said, “All Eyez On Me¬†is one of the greatest¬†Hip-Hop/ Rap¬†albums of all time“. The album was certified¬†Diamond¬†by the¬†RIAA.

The album featured the¬†Billboard¬†Hot 100¬†number one singles “How Do U Want It” and “California Love“. It featured five singles in all, the most of any of¬†Shakur‘s albums. Moreover,¬†All Eyez On¬†Me¬†made history as the first double-full-length¬†Hip-Hop¬†solo studio album released for mass consumption. It was issued on two compact discs and four LPs.

The project was the second album from Tupac to hit number-one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling 566,000 copies in the first week. The album won the 1997 Soul Train R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year Award posthumously. Shakur also won the Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the 24th Annual American Music Awards.

J. Cole¬†is very lyrical and if he¬†proves on his new album that he is one of the best lyricists in the game, I think¬†4 Your Eyez Only¬†could be as impactful as¬†All Eyez On Me.¬†Cole‘s debut solo album,¬†Cole World: The Sideline Story, his second album,¬†Born Sinner¬†and his third album,¬†2014¬†Forest Hill Drive¬†all reached the number one spot on the¬†Billboard 200.¬†CWTSS¬†and¬†BS¬†were both certified platinum, while¬†2014 FHD¬†went double platinum and s0ld 353,000 copies in its first week.¬†It was nominated for¬†Best Rap Album¬†at the¬†58th Grammy Awards.¬†The single “Apparently” was also nominated for¬†Best Rap Performance¬†at the¬†58th Grammy Awards. The album won¬†Album of the Year¬†at the¬†2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, and¬†Top Rap Album¬†at the 2015¬†Billboard Music Awards. If you check Cole‘s last album’s stats, they’re not too far off from All Eyez On Me‘s¬†stats, which makes me beleive that 4 Your Eyez Only will be as impactful as¬†Tupac‘s offering. If Cole‘s last stats were high,¬†they are most likely going to increase once his new project arrives on December 9th.

What are your thoughts?

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