J.Cole ‘Eyez’ Documentary

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In anticipation of his 4 Your Eyez Only album on December 19, J.Cole’s has released a documentary chronicling the making of the project. The 40 minute clip features new music as well as two videos “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies”. Pre-order the album here.

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Watch J. Cole’s ‘Eyez’ Documentary

J. Cole will cap off the year with his fourth album 4 Your Eyez Only. Before it arrives on Dec. 9, the North Carolina MC has debuted a 40-minute documentary titled “Eyez,” which captures the recording process. He takes fans inside the secret studio sessions and even previews a few of the 10 tracks that will be on the project.

In one scene, he describes his mindset going into the album. “You get to this height or this level in your career, in terms of platform, the next one might go down, it could go up,” he says. “You’re never guaranteed to be this high again. While I’m here, let me use this opportunity to say the realest shit I’ve ever said.”

Despite his success and fame, Cole continues to shy from the spotlight. “I’m living a life that’s very detached. I’m not on social media, I’m not in the news, I don’t click the headlines,” he explains. “It’s family and fucking music. If I’m not allowing myself to feel what people are feeling, then of course I’m gonna lose sight of that original inspiration.”

On one unnamed track, he takes aim at a particular rapper, possibly Drake, and his ghostwriting allegations. “Maybe it’s my fault for idolizing ni**as based off the words they be rapping / When come to find out these ni**as don’t even write their shit / Hear some new style bubbling up, then they bite that shit.”

4 Your Eyez Only, the follow-up to 2014’s double platinum 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

TIDAL members and non-members alike can watch the documentary below.

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Listen to John Legend’s New Album ‘Darkness and Light’

The Legend returns. John Legend presents his fifth and perhaps most personal album yet with Darkness and Light.

Executive produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), the 12-track follow-up to 2013’s Love in the Future harkens back to the days of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, spreading love while addressing the current climate. In addition to the lead single “Love Me Now,” Chance the Rapper guests on “Penthouse Floor,” Miguel on “Overload,” and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes on the title track.

The new father also dedicates the touching ballad “Right by You (for Luna)” to his eight-month-old daughter Luna.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Legend explained his intention with the album. “If you follow me on Twitter, you know I have a point of view,” he said. “I want to do the same with my art. I want to contribute to the conversation.”

Join the conversation with Darkness and Light below.

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Stream Childish Gambino’s Album ‘Awaken, My Love!’

Don’t sleep. Two years after dropping his STN MTN / Kauai mixtape, Childish Gambino is back with his third studio album Awaken, My Love!

The 11-track set, a mixture of rock, funk, and soul, features the previously-released singles “Me and Your Mama” and “Redbone.”

Want more from Gambino? This week, the rapper-actor released footage from his PHAROS concert in Joshua Tree, Calif. The 360-degree pharos.earth experience is available to view on iOS and Android.

In addition to standard copies, Gambino has announced a virtual reality limited vinyl edition, due sometime in 2017.

For now, stream Awaken, My Love! below.

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Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka Major PDA!

New pictures of Mariah Carey and her backup dancer in Hawaii have surfaced and now Wendy really doesn’t buy their relationship.

Then, Kanye West was released from the hospital and Joseline Hernandez is getting her own reality show.

Find out Wendy’s take in Hot Topics.

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