-GoodFellaz TV Staff
The ‘Eyez’ never lie. And neither do the numbers. Specifically, the 1st week sales numbers.
J. Cole’s new album “4 Your Eyez Only” took the #1 spot on the Billboard Charts, almost going ‘Gold’ in just 7 days- moving 492,000 copies/equivalent streams in first week sales.
The follow-up to his critically acclaimed “Forest Hills Drive” project, the new LP is not only J. Cole’s best album debut yet, but it’s also the third highest debut on the charts in 2016 thus far, behind only Drake’s “Views” (1.04 million units) and Beyonce’s “Lemonade” (653,000). “4 Your Eyez Only” was first announced as a pre-order on iTunes 2 weeks before its release, followed by a 40 minute behind-the-scenes documentary entitled “Eyez”, which was released exclusively on Tidal.
A video for “False Prophets” was also included in the documentary, which set the hip-hop world on fire with lyrics seemingly taking aim at none other than Kanye West– who has been going through some things as of late after he cancelled the remaining dates of his “Saint Pablo” Tour and checked himself into a hospital after allegedly having a mental breakdown.
So on behalf of the GoodFellaz, congratulation to J.Cole for another successful album debut and another #1 album (his fourth). Who says real hip-hop doesn’t sell anymore??
J. Cole “False Prophets” (Verse 1)
Yeah, life is a balance
You lose your grip, you can slip into an abyss
No doubt you see these niggas trippin’
Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star
And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts
He’s fallin’ apart, but we deny it
Justifying that half-ass shit he dropped, we always buy it
When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately
It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately
There was a time when this nigga was my hero, maybe
That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take
‘Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he
The type of nigga swear he real but all around him’s fake
The women, the dickriders, you know, the yes men
Nobody with the balls to say somethin’ to contest him
So he grows out of control
Into the person that he truly was all along, it’s startin’ to show
Damn, wonder what happened
Maybe it’s my fault for idolizing niggas based off the words they be rappin’
But come to find out, these niggas don’t even write they shit
Hear some new style bubblin’ up, then they bite the shit
Damn, that’s what I get for lyin’ to myself
Well, fuck it, what’s more important is he’s cryin’ out for help
While the world’s eggin’ him on, I’m beggin’ him to stop.”