Sunday, April 30th, 2017

J. Cole – “4 Your Eyez Only” (Release) w/ Liner Notes

In case you you missed the internet yesterday, J. Cole dropped his new 4 Your Eyez Only album. The album has no features, which is a recurring theme for Cole’s full-length projects. There are production features though, and I’ve added those below the player if you’re into digging in to the whole liner notes thing.

Just for reference, last week J. Cole released two videos, one that got me banned on Facebook for three days (I talked about that on our latest New Old Heads podcast), and a week later he turned around an dropped what we can hear below.

4 Your Eyez Only is a conceptual album, as most great albums are, so keep that in mind when you press play on the project. I’ve personally only heard the stream snippets, but I’ll dive into this when I get a bit more time. Cop from iTunes.


1. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Elijah Scarlett, co-produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI)

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, horn arrangement by Nico Segal, additional horns by Anthony Ware and Theo Croker, additional musical arrangement by Nate Fox and Peter Cottontale. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

2. “Immortal”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Cardiak for Heartfelt Productions, Universal Music (BMI) and Frank Dukes for Nyan King Music, EMI Music (Socan). Additional production by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI)

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, live bass by Nate Jones. Beat provided by Matt McNeal. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

3. “Deja Vu”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Vinylz for Vinylz Music Group, Sony/ATV Music (ASCAP), Boi-1da for 1Damentional Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) and Velous for Tyler Bryant Publishing Designee. Additional production by J. Cole and Ron Gilmore.

Background vocals by Kay Foxx and live bass by Nate Jones. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

4. “Ville Mentality”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Ron Gilmore for Ron Gilmore Music (BMI) and Elite for Elite That’s Me (ASCAP.) Additional production by J. Cole.

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, trumpet arrangement by Theo Croker. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

5. “She’s Mine Pt. 1″
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Deputy for JustCutDaCheck (ASCAP). Additional production by Ron Gilmore, Elite and Chargaux.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass and guitar by J. Cole, piano and rhodes by Ron Gilmore and Wurlitzer by Deputy. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

6. “Change”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI). Additional vocals by Ari Lennox, additional production by Ron Gilmore and additional arrangements by Elite.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

7. “Neighbors”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI).

Additional drums by Elite and Deputy, additional instrumentation by Ron Gilmore, and live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

(Inspired by true events that took place at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC on March 18th, 2016.)

8. “Foldin Clothes”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Steve Lacy for Steve Lacy (BMI). Additional production by Elite and Ron Gilmore.

Guitar and bass by Steven Lacy, talk box by Irvin Washington, background vocals by Steven Lacy and J. Cole, additional background vocals by TS Desandies and Brittany Carter. Talk box by Irvin Washington and additional live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

9. “She’s Mine Pt. 2″
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Deputy for JustCutDaCheck (ASCAP). Additional production by Ron Gilmore, Elite and Chargaux.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass and guitar by J. Cole, piano and Rhodes by Ron Gilmore and Wurlitzer by Deputy. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

10. “4 Your Eyez Only”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by BLVK. Co-produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Elite for Elite That’s Me (ASCAP). Additional production by Childish Major.

String arrangement and addiitonal vocals by Chargaux, additional strings by Nuno Malo, additional trumpet by Kyla Moscovich, guitar by David Linaburg, live bass by Nate Jones and additional drums by Carlin White. Piano, Rhodes and organ by Masayuki “BigYuki” Hirano. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

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