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J. Cole with Guests

4 Your Eyez Only


KeyArena (map) Seattle Center
Mon., July 17, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages

Kelly O

A top-notch hiphop talent deserving of all the hype and arena-size venues he plays, J. Cole maintains a clever, thoughtful, expressive lyrical style without losing his muscular, street-savvy swagger. He can also get tender and sweet, and he has been known to experiment with unexpected samples and sound qualities along with the expected beat-bumping and groove-hawking. He flows with an effortless mix of fluid rhyme-slinging and singing, and he has nice pipes, too, his husky tuneful timbre showcased in the jazzy horn-imbued “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” the lead-off track on his latest LP, 4 Your Eyez Only. The loosely conceptual album relates the tragic experiences of a man who goes from selling drugs to falling in love, with the final track revealing that he’s died and created the entirety of it for his daughter to listen to after he’s gone. Cole says his goal was “to humanize the people that have been villainized in the media.” LEILANI POLK

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