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We highlight instances of J. Cole's story-telling prowess in celebration of "4 Your Eyez Only."

J. Cole is one of the most skilled storytellers of this generation. Although he doesn't always showcase the lyrical complexity of a Kendrick Lamar, Cole knows how to write poignant, thought-provoking, palatable songs. Sometimes there is genius, power, and intricacy in perceived "simplicity."

4 Your Eyez Only is a sonic film (although, note, this list is not comprised of songs off his newest release). The album is guided by the narrative of a fictitious drug-dealing father trying to remain hopeful and dream-driven, but institutionally destined for suicide, murder, prison, or hell - if God does truly exist. 

Today, in celebration of vivid, layered, purposeful stories being broadcasted by one of hip-hop's most visible artists, we chronicle some of J. Cole's best story-telling moments over the years.

Top 10 J. Cole Story-Telling Tracks

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Dec 9, 2016 at 04:03pm
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We highlight instances of J. Cole's story-telling prowess in celebration of "4 Your Eyez Only."

J. Cole is one of the most skilled storytellers of this generation. Although he doesn't always showcase the lyrical complexity of a Kendrick Lamar, Cole knows how to write poignant, thought-provoking, palatable songs. Sometimes there is genius, power, and intricacy in perceived "simplicity."

4 Your Eyez Only is a sonic film (although, note, this list is not comprised of songs off his newest release). The album is guided by the narrative of a fictitious drug-dealing father trying to remain hopeful and dream-driven, but institutionally destined for suicide, murder, prison, or hell - if God does truly exist. 

Today, in celebration of vivid, layered, purposeful stories being broadcasted by one of hip-hop's most visible artists, we chronicle some of J. Cole's best story-telling moments over the years.

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