Deeply personal and conceptual album from North Carolina's J. Cole. It's no wonder that people have been singing the praises for 2014 Forest Hills Drive like they have. Named after J. Cole's childhood home, the album finds Cole examining the pursuit of his dreams. The main focus becomes the challenges and struggles he faced on the way to finding success within the music industry. He takes time to look back at his childhood before delivering an incisive critique of the music industry. The beats are handled by Cole along with contributions from !llmind, Vinylz, Phonix Beats and Willie B. 2014 Forest Hills Drive is a compelling look at what it's like to come up in the world of hip hop. Checkout "January 28th," "A Tale of 2 Citiez," and "St. Tropez" for starters.
- 180 gram pressing
- music label: Sony Music 2014