J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive Is Something Meaningful, From Jump (Video)

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J. Cole is playing with a different sound on his seeming surprise album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive (December 9).

Still almost five days removed from release, Jermaine has taken a page from Taylor Swift, using social media to connect with fans, and personally play them this intimate album–at home. Additionally, J. Cole was among those who took to the streets of New York City this week, protesting the inaction by courts to prosecute Staten Island New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo following the July wrongful death of Eric Garner.

For the first visual, the 2014 Forest Hills Drive intro, the camera captures J. Cole in a very accessible way—on a bike, riding through the New York City he now calls home. The music sounds quite different than Cole Heads may expect, but very in tune with the time of year, and perceived theme of Cole’s personal LP.

Think there will be a visual for each track?

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