With no singles and little promotion, J. Cole released his third studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive on Tuesday. The 29-year-old North Carolina MC returns to his roots on the follow-up to 2013′s Born Sinner, which was inspired by his childhood home.
Cole does away with features and relies on himself for the 13 introspective tracks. He calls out Eminem, Iggy Azalea, and other white artists on “Fire Squad,” asks “What’s the price for a black man life?” on the Ferguson-inspired “January 28th,” and shows off his storytelling skills on “Wet Dreamz.”
The album, which is already No. 1 on iTunes, has been receiving favorable reviews from critics. USA Today gave it 2.5 out of 4 stars, while the Los Angeles Times awarded it 3 out of 4.
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