J. Cole is "moonlighting" again.
The J. Cole glow up in 2018 is something fierce. Not only has the rapper improved his adroit hand at beat selection and production, but he's ventured into filmmaking to boot. The Dreamville founder has a film slated to premiere at the DOC NYC film festival next week. To be fair, the film Out Of Omaha is actually the brainchild of director Clay Tweel, under the supervision of J. Cole in the executive producer role.
The documentary tells the story of identical twins Darcell and Darrell Trotter, facing similar yet contrasting circumstancing in the same Omaha town where a history of injustice persists from generation to generation.
J. Cole's advisory role opposite Clay Tweel furthers his cause, as he inches closer to making a film of his own. He and videographer Scott Lazer worked closely on the "ATM" music video, in order to properly execute his vision of a 90s retrospective. Coles' "self-production" as well as the credits he received on Bas' Milky Way project all bode well for his autonomy as a creator in game.
Out of Omaha's World premiere is on November 10 in New York. Tickets can be purchased at DOC NYC's box office (right here). The festival runs from November 8 to the 15th.