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2014 Forest Hills Drive

Album by J. Cole
2014, 13 tracks, 1 hour 4 mins 37 sec
      Intro
      Official 1
      Intro
      Static Image 1
      January 28th
      Official 1
      January 28th
      Static Image 1
      January 28th (Remixed by TROOLY)
      Remix 1
      Wet Dreamz
      Official 1
      Wet Dreamz
      Static Image 1
      Wet Dreamz (Remixed by 2CG)
      Remix 1
      Wet Dreamz (Remixed by Hypedlie)
      Remix 2
      Wet Dreamz (Remixed by Chops8592)
      Remix 3
      Wet Dreamz (Remixed by DJ DISCRETION)
      Remix 4
      Wet Dreamz (Covered by Kirk Milner)
      User Cover 1
      Wet Dreamz (Covered by MzGemiFly)
      User Cover 2
      Wet Dreamz (Covered by K.Mamii)
      User Cover 3
      03' Adolescence (Live from Fayetteville 2016)
      Live 1
      03' Adolescence
      Static Image 1
      03' Adolescence (Remixed by DEVDHOKIAONTHEBEAT)
      Remix 1
      03' Adolescence (Covered by Peoplez)
      User Cover 1
      A Tale of 2 Citiez
      Static Image 1
      A Tale of 2 Citiez (Remixed by K.A.A.N. 'Tony')
      Remix 1
      A Tale of 2 Citiez (Remixed by DJ DISCRETION)
      Remix 2
      A Tale of 2 Citiez (Remixed by Music Guru)
      Remix 3
      A Tale of 2 Citiez (Remixed by Dominique Payne)
      Remix 4
      A Tale of 2 Citiez (Covered by Juicy J)
      User Cover 1
      Fire Squad (Live from Live from Openair Frauenfeld  2016)
      Live 1
      Fire Squad
      Static Image 1
      Fire Squad (Covered by Sa-Roc)
      User Cover 1
      Fire Squad (Covered by Upgrade)
      User Cover 2
      Fire Squad (Covered by Ty MostHated)
      User Cover 3
      Fire Squad (Covered by MoGul)
      User Cover 4
      Fire Squad (Covered by Homage)
      User Cover 5
      St. Tropez
      Static Image 1
      G.O.M.D.
      Official 1
      G.O.M.D.
      Static Image 1
      G.O.M.D. (Remixed by HyperVize)
      Remix 1
      G.O.M.D. (Remixed by GLD & DAPP)
      Remix 2
      G.O.M.D. (Remixed by VOVIII)
      Remix 3
      G.O.M.D. (Remixed by Sickick)
      Remix 4
      G.O.M.D. (Remixed by FAB)
      Remix 5
      No Role Modelz
      Official 1
      No Role Modelz (Lyrics Video)
      Lyric 1
      No Role Modelz
      Static Image 1
      No Role Modelz (Remixed by DJ DISCRETION)
      Remix 1
      No Role Modelz (Remixed by MRP)
      Remix 2
      No Role Modelz (Covered by Stevi Cooper)
      User Cover 1
      No Role Modelz (Covered by BRKN)
      User Cover 2
      No Role Modelz (Covered by GTWINZ)
      User Cover 3
    10.
      Hello
      Static Image 1
      Hello (Covered by Nicky On The Keys)
      User Cover 1
      Apparently
      Official 1
      Apparently (Live from J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming DVD 2015)
      Live 1
      Apparently
      Static Image 1
      Apparently (Remixed by Lege Kale)
      Remix 1
      Apparently (Remixed by The Generals Jersey Club)
      Remix 2
      Apparently (Remixed by Alcatraz Productions)
      Remix 3
      Apparently (Remixed by MADDjeanius)
      Remix 4
      Apparently (Covered by Harold N the Incredible Charisma)
      User Cover 1
      Apparently (Covered by Devvon Terrell)
      User Cover 2
      Apparently (Covered by Dione Solon)
      User Cover 3
      Love Yourz
      Official 1
      Love Yourz (Live from WIRELESS Festival 2018)
      Live 1
      Love Yourz
      Static Image 1
      Love Yourz (Remixed by DeeAceOfficial)
      Remix 1
      Love Yourz (Remixed by JaySoul)
      Remix 2
      Love Yourz (Covered by Futuristic)
      User Cover 1
      Note to Self
      Static Image 1
      Note to Self (Remixed by Stoxx)
      Remix 1

Narratives(2)

Jun 28, 2019

J. Cole Begins The Solo Trip

J. Cole returned to the scene in the last month of 2014, over a year after his sophomore album Born Sinner. 2014 Forest Hill Drive did not enjoy proper marketing steps albums usually undergo as he began the marketing move 3 weeks prior to its release on 9th of December 2013. The album title comes from his home address in his early childhood, back in North Carolina, Fayatteville, where he, his mother, stepfather and brother all lived before he went to New York for his College Education at St. John’s University. While he was away, the house got foreclosed. He finally made enough money and the first Real Estate property he decided to acquire was the same one he left behind at Fayetteville. The sound in this album was quite different from the one in Born Sinner as he left behind the religious theme, and tried to water down the Timbaland style of bass line: although it was still there, one had to be very conscious to be aware of the traces of the bass line on this album. He touched a lot of topics and the theme of 2014 Forest Hill Drive was J. Cole taking on the conventional lifestyle and business style of Hollywood; it was more or less a “Fuck You Hollywood” album. First, he released a 13-track album without a feature, he didn’t release Singles to increase anticipation, and only started promotion 3 weeks prior to the release date. So he was going all out against the convention of things and somehow, the album ended up triple platinum in May 2019. It sold 353,000 copies in the first week, and reached number one, making J. Cole the 6th rapper, joining Drake, Nelly, Rick Ross, DMX, and Snoop Dogg, to make number one with their first 3 full-length albums. The album was both commercially successful and critically acclaimed in the hip-hop community and the power of his storytelling could not be ignore as he did justice to every verse on every track and staying on topic of each song and never getting carried away. He told stories of how he’s been trying to handle his new found fame, the lavish and immoral lifestyle he has been exposed to since his fame and hard work is now paying off. He also touched the vices of prostitution, drug habit, emotional blackmail, robbery, corruption, sex, and lust. The most important topics he touched were contentment, hope, and depression.

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Album Info

"2014 Forest Hills Drive"

Artist

Released

  • Dec 09, 2014

Genres

  • Hip-Hop
  • Rap

Label

  • Roc Nation
  • Dreamville
  • ByStorm
  • Columbia

Producer

  • J. Cole (also exec.)
  • Mark Pitts (exec.)
  • Cardiak
  • CritaCal
  • Dré Charles
  • Illmind
  • Jproof
  • Nick Paradise
  • Phonix Beats
  • Pop Wansel
  • Ron Gilmore
  • Vinylz
  • Willie B

Studio

  • Jungle City, New York City, NY
  • MSR, New York City, NY
  • Perfect Sound, Hollywood, CA
  • Windmark, Santa Monica, CA
  • Audio Valley Recording Studio, Ottawa, ON

About

2014 Forest Hills Drive is the third studio album by American rapper J. Cole. It was released on December 9, 2014, by Roc Nation, Dreamville Records, ByStorm Entertainment and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place over the whole year, while the production on the album was primarily handled by Cole himself, along with several others such as Illmind, Vinylz, Phonix Beats and Willie B. It was announced three weeks before its release and had very little marketing, with no singles or promotion taking place prior to its release. The album was supported by four singles: "Apparently", "Wet Dreamz", "No Role Modelz" and "Love Yourz".
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