Considering there are no features on this album, it’s surprisingly good. At first listen I wasn’t sure on my opinion of the whole project. But, now that I have listened a few times I am certain that this is going to be one of my most played albums for the end of 2016.
With the simplicity of just J. Cole’s voice throughout the ten songs, this is somewhat a work of art. Keeping listeners engaged for the full running time of 44 minutes with only one artist, that right there is an achievement itself.
To truly enjoy and capture the beauty of this album you should listen from start to finish, taking time to process each lyric, each verse, each song and then the album as a whole.
For me, this is one of J.Cole’s best projects, maybe not THE best, but it is definitely one of them. It almost feels like he has gone back to the beginning of his music, which as we all know is where some of his finest can be found.