2014 Forest Hill Drive

photo - Copy (5)Written by DeRa Brinson

This week’s Sonic Breakdown covers J. Cole’s album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. I am familiar with Cole’s previous albums The Warm Up, Born Sinner, and Cole World: The Sideline Story. I will follow the same format, giving a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.


The introduction to the album is a piano playing slowly and softly followed by a saxophone, providing intimacy and warmth that escalates, creating a more dramatic feel. Cole flows over the music, asking the rhetorical question, Do you want toContinue reading