Listen to J. Cole’s much-anticipated new album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

The album's release comes as LA rapper Ab-Soul confirms that a joint Cole and Kendrick Lamar project is in the works

J. Cole has released his much-anticipated fourth studio album, ‘4 Your Eyez Only’.

The North Carolina rapper surprised fans last week by announcing the new project, which came just weeks after he told fans at a New York City gig that he wouldn’t be playing live again “for a very long time.” Cole’s last album came with 2014’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’, which went double platinum in the US.

Cole has today (December 9) released ‘4 Your Eyez Only’, which was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Prior to the album’s release, the 31-year-old released a making-of documentary entitled ‘Eyez’, which was shot primarily at the famous studio complex.

Listen to J. Cole’s ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ via Spotify below.

4 Your Eyez Only

4 Your Eyez Only, an album by J. Cole on Spotify

The release of the album comes as LA rapper Ab-Soul – who today also releases his new solo album, ‘Do What Thou Wilt.’ – revealed that Cole and Kendrick Lamar are working on a joint project together.

Speaking to the US radio show The Breakfast Club this morning, Ab-Soul said that he hoped the pair would “use his verse” on the project, and claimed that while he “didn’t really know too much about it” he did reveal that “there is a Kendrick/Cole album. They got it. They got something in the works. They been working on that motherfucker for a while.”

Watch the full interview below, with the Cole/Kendrick talk beginning at 24:00.