"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
"She's Mine pt.1"
"She's Mine Pt.2"
"4 Your Eyes Only"
The Overall Glance
So, that is what I did.
On the second run of the album, a few tracks stood out to me more than the others. I love the grit and trap vibes Cole gives me on "Immortal". I love a grimey joint. I love the message of "Deja Vu" and you all, Cole did not use the "Exchange" sample. That sample is from another song; drop which song you think it is from in the comments. "Ville Mentality" might end up being my favorite song on the album. The hook is so catchy. I have not even had the album a full 24 hours but yet I keep singing "how long will I survive with this mentalityyyyyyyy" over and over again in my head. "She's Mine Pt. 1" and "Folding Clothes" both to me sound like great songs Jay Z should have made to put on his Lemonade response album. "Neighbors" is that joint!!! "She's Mine Pt.2" might just be the most beautiful song Cole has ever made as he raps about his new baby girl.
"4 Your Eyes Only" is story telling at its finest.
Now while I think it is too early to call an album a classic, I will say #4YourEyesOnly has classic capabilites. While it contains many great qualities, I think Cole sung a tad too much on the album and at times I wanted more bars. The big question with wanting to call this album a "classic" right off the back is: will this album stand the test of time? I still run Friday Night Lights and 2014 Forest Hills Drive today like they came out a week ago. Those are classic projects. I am not sure yet if I will be as drawn to some of these songs down the road as I were to previous joints. I honestly think that is fine to. I believe J Cole made 2014 Forest Hills Drive to help his fans while I believe #4YourEyesOnly was theruptic for himself and will also help fans along the way.