J. Cole released the trailer for his HBO documentary “4 Your Eyez Only” on Friday.
The hourlong doc, which was co-directed by Cole, will give viewers insight into his artistic process and include clips from live performances. Documentary co-director Scott Lazer told Entertainment Weekly that the film will provide more context for the album of the same name, which came out in December.
Days before the album was released, Cole debuted a short documentary titled “Eyez.”
The new documentary also explores some of Cole’s roots as he visits multiple towns in the South and Midwest, such as Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised, and Ferguson, Missouri.
In the trailer, Cole’s “Change” plays in the background as residents of these towns ― some of which are experiencing significant levels of poverty ― discuss the economic burdens their neighborhoods are facing.
One resident says: “So many of us are hurting and we’re confused and we’re angry.”
“4 Your Eyez Only” is Cole’s second documentary to air on HBO. His debut doc, “J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming,” premiered in January 2016.
The new documentary airs on April 15 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. Check out the trailer below: