J. Cole took time out his hugely successful “4
Your Eyez Only Tour” to visit inmates where he
hopes to gain some inspiration for his next
Last week, the Dreamville rapper visited the San
Quentin State Prison in San Francisco where he
met and spoke with inmates inside the prison.
Sources are telling DHH that he is using the
powerful experience as an inspiration for his
upcoming body of work. “It was a touching
experience that you will hear on his next record,”
sources told us.
Sources couldn’t tell us when his next album is
coming but did say work has already begun,
which means it could come later this year. “I
can’t say when it will be ready but he is in the
studio right now as we speak,” sources added. J.
Cole says that meeting with some of the inmates
who will never see the outside again was a life
Life behind bars is a central theme on J. Cole’s
“ 4 Your Eyez Only Tour” as you can see him
being escorted on stage wearing prison jumpsuit
and handcuff. Even the stage theme is designed
to look like an actual prison. Some of the music
on his last album 4 Your Eyez Only centers
around social injustice and mass incarceration.
On the album’s title, track J. Cole raps about
giving young men an education instead of
sending them to prison and even spoke about the
children affected by mass incarceration in
America. Cole has often been named among the
top 5 rappers of this generation, a never ending
debate that sees some usual names like
Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Sure everyone will be
watching closely for his next album particularly if
it arrives this year since both Drizzy and K-Dot
has already released albums with strong
commercial success. J. Cole is signed to JAY-
Z’s label Roc Nation. His “4 Your Eyez Only Tour”
wraps up later this month and feature Anderson
.Paak as the opening act.