Note to Self - J. Cole

And wherever we go
And whatever we do
And whatever we see
And whoever we be
It don't matter
It don't matter
I don't mind cause you don't matter
I don't mind cause I don't matter
(And don't sh_t matter)
You'll see in the end

I've got a feeling that there's somethin' more
Something that holds us together
Something that holds us together
The strangest feeling but I can't be sure
Something that's old is forever
Something that's old is forever


Yeah n_gga, Forest Hills Drive. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, that's it. We made it, baby! As we speak the last sample just cleared. Thank you to whoever in Japan, just cleared that sh_t. Turn my vocal up and turn the headphones down a little bit. I gotta do my thank you's man. I didn't have enough time to turn my thank you's for the artwork, so f_ck it. I'm a do it right now

This is the credits. This is role credits n_gga, if you don't wanna sit through the credits get your ass up and walk out the movie theatre. First and foremost my entire Dreamville team, thank you man. Before that I'm buggin, thank you God! Oh my God. Everything happened too perfectly and in line, this whole thing

Thank you God. Thank my Dreamville family. Mez who f_ckin' sleep right now, that n_gga ain't even recording this thing right now. N_gga's been working' hard man, Mez I'm proud as f_ck of you man, for real you killed this sh_t. Ib what up. El Presidente what up! We killed this sh_t n_gga, we killed this sh_t n_gga! I don't give a f_ck if we sell 3 copies n_gga, we killed this sh_t n_gga!

My n_gga Adam, I'm proud of y'all man, for real. Ron Gilmore, my n_gga. Yes, Camille, yes that's my sister. Casey, that's like a father figure right there, Casey. My brother Ced, wow, we done came a long way from the Ville, my n_gga Gray Street. My n_gga Felton, you killed it, you killed that Friday Night Lights sh_t n_gga and you killed this one too man. I shoulda been coming to you man. You only do the classics though, that's what it is, for real. My n_gga Mike Shaw shiggity, you already know where he at right now posted up somewhere in D.R. My n_gga RJ Trump Trump gettin' that motherf_ckin' bread, you know what it is man. My n_gga Diz, I see you, I see your vision, I believe in you. I love y'all n_ggas. Big D, thank you man for real. (Teddy what up) (Shotgun) We believe in y'all, (Proof!) you and the fiends, my n_gga Bassy Badass, Bas, Bas, Bas, I can't believe it n_gga! (Marquis Jones) You changed your life, man, keep goin'. Keep goin', the sky is the limit. F_ck that, man, Super Mooking Fiends. It's Super Mooking Fiends n_gga!

My n_gga Depp, you know what I mean? Razzle Dazzle, Elite, Elite, Elite, Elite what up! What up man, my n_gga Reagan put in them hours! My n_gga Omen, man, Elephant Eyes, that sh_t is a confirmed classic, man. Dreamville, we only did confirmed classics so far, that's all we doin'. Yo Elijah! Aye if we go diamond, n_gga you got the triple crown, man. First 50, then Usher, n_gga you f_ckin' out of here. But we might go wood though. Nervous Wreck, man, congratulations to you, brother, I love you. (At least go silver) Filthy, I love you too, man. I know you feel a way about me right now but I love you. Yo shout to the young n_ggas, man. Forreal, we blessed to have y'all on board, man, we feel so grateful

Cozz, that Cozz and Effect is a mothaf_ckin' classic, n_gga. I be ridin' my bike through Manhattan listenin' to that sh_t, man. I've been livin' with that sh_t for like the past 4 days, I finally got a chance to slow down. That sh_t is a classic, my n_gga. Congratulations to you. We don't give a f_ck what it sold, I don't even know what that sh_t sold to tell you the truth, man. And I'm proud of you, man. I'm proud of you and your homeboys. Y'all it's really gon' be great to watch y'all grow. I'm appreciatin' watchin' y'all grow more than we did! I get to relive it all again and actually appreciate it this time. Shout out to the whole committee, man. Tone, Meez, what up. My n_gga Money Makin Matt, what up man? Treat them boys right, man

Everybody that was involved in makin' this album, my n_gga Jack who's at the board right now, what's up man!? Yo you made the album, man! We gon' live forever, man! You gotta loop the beat up right now though cause it can't... okay Raff, Rugged Raff, Perfect Sound Studios, LA we couldn't have did it without you. My n_gga Dave Linaburg, Nate Jones, Yolanda, TS, Kaye Fox came through and killed it. My n_gga Quick with the clean versions, Vinylz killed that beat! My n_gga Phonix, oh that beat is hard! Dahi brought that beat, who does that? Pop & Oak, my n_gga Pop, thank you man, and Willie B, I never met you, but you did the beat.! llmind you killed the beat, Social Experiment, my n_gga Jeff on the guitar, you know what I mean? Nuno did the mothaf_ckin' strings, I appreciate that sh_t, man! We gon' pay you. Hey, the horn players that came through, I don't know y'all names but y'all killed that sh_t, man, we was lovin' that sh_t! Shout out to all the girls on the mothaf_ckin' strings. We appreciate it. Guess that sh_t a little wild, I ain't gon' lie. Uh, maybe that was my fault, I set y'all up with Wreck-It-Raph. But it's all good, we still killed it though. And all the mothaf_ckin' samples that cleared, thank you, y'all be tryin' to give a n_gga a hard time on the samples, man! I'm a go to the f_ckin' Supreme Court and try to make this sh_t easier for n_ggas like me to clear these samples, man. If you made the f_ckin' music, and you made the art, and you put it into the world, I should be able to use it however the f_ck I want. I'm a pay you, I'm a give you a percentage, but you shouldn't be able to tell me I can't use it. Ya, that's f_ckin'... that's f_cked up n_gga. You was inspired by the world allow the world to be inspired by your sh_t, and to use your sh_t. So all them people like [*censored*] or whoever that don't let n_ggas use they sh_t, f_ck that man. It's 2014, 2015 by the time you might hear this sh_t. F_ck that man we movin' on

Man, shout out Drizzy Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, I'm so happy to be peers with y'all n_ggas and consider y'all n_ggas friends. And I'm sorry I had to come snatch the crown right quick. I had to do it to show n_ggas it ain't no more motherf_ckin' crowns man. We gotta be the example, we gotta show these n_ggas man, it's love at the top. Can't you believe, it's crazy to believe we sitting right here in these mother f_ckin' seats right now. 15 years ago we was lookin' at these n_ggas like "man we gotta be these n_ggas! ". Now we those n_ggas, but it's our responsibility to show these n_ggas man it's love up here. N_ggas want beef, n_ggas want drama, f_ck that we comin' together

Shout out to everybody in Ferguson right now still ridin', still ridin'. Everybody else asleep, y'all still ridin'. And it's bigger than Ferguson, man that sh_t is f_ckin' nationwide man. We gotta come together, look at each other, love each other. We share a common story n_gga that's pain, struggle. And guess what man, we can come together, and that's one things that's gon' do it, that's love. I'm just telling y'all, that's a Public Service Announcement

Back to this sh_t, yo. ByStorm, I love y'all n_ggas man, no matter what. Wayne, Just, MK thank you man you came on board and killed it. Natalya, what's up! My n_gga Julius Garcia, I already shouted you out but I shouted out your alias and I just put your whole government on record and this gon' live forever. Tisha, Tisha, you know I love you Tisha!

Future the Prince, thank you for those conversations man I needed that.Roc Nation daamnn, we feel like a family now man, forreal. It was always family but it's so ill to see us come together on this album, thank y'all very much man. Thank y'all for believing, I know this is a scary idea, I don't know if it's gonna work or not, as I speak, I don't gave a f_ck! F_ck man, I'm just happy we did this sh_t. Shout out to Nelly, Ted, Christina, Chaka I love you, Jeff what up, Jay-Z, Hov, holla! Jay Brown what up! Rich Kleiman, Ty-Ty, my n_gga Emory, you know what it is

Shout out to Interscope. Yeah, Joey I.E, 'preciate you, Janet, Gary, Steve Berman, yeah. Columbia, we love y'all man, damn. I'm runnin out of breath and sh_t. I'm sad this is my last album with Columbia, it's not my fault it's all contractual, but I love the f_ck out of y'all, we made relationships there that ain't never going away (Lisa Wiggins!). Ain't never know what the future holds man. We hope we can do business some day. April, thank you very much my baby, Ayelet, you are a legend, we f_ckin' love you

CJ same to you man, y'all been killin' this sh_t for years, thank you man, thank you. Rob Stringer, thank you sir, Joe [?], yes sir. The whole sales team, production, marketing team. My man B Nolan who drove us around in a f_ckin' van and a SUV and showed us all about the radio game, man. And we ain't had no hits, all we had was f_ckin' "Who Dat." Tryin' figure this sh_t out man and I figured it out. B Nolan I finally figured it out. I know you like "damn this n_gga talking to me", I'm talking to you man. Cause you used to hear us stressin' over this sh_t, and I finally figured it out man. Don't none of that sh_t matter yo. I came all this way, all the way from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Went to New York City got this motherf_ckin' record deal. Put out some classics, put out some singles. Had my ups, had my downs. Came all this way just to learn one thing man, and only one f_ckin' thing matters and that's your happiness. And the only way you gon' get to that happiness is through love, real, geniuine, motherf_ckin' love man. Not the fake sh_t, not the Hollywood sh_t, not the n_ggas giving you props so you think you the sh_t. Not motherf_ckers knowing you so you think you famous. Not n_ggas seeing your whip and they want your whip so you feel good cause they want your whip. Or they want your b_tch, so you feel better, f_ck that, real love. Where your crib is at n_gga where your heart is at, where your home is at, where your mom is at, where your girl is at

Mimi what up! I'm f_ckin' up my words, I don't care. How am I not gon' shout out Mimi man, f_ck that sh_t keep the tape rollin'. We still goin'. Wassup man! Forest Hills Drive we gon' do this sh_t, if you ain't listening to this sh_t, I don't give a f_ck, n_gga it's the f_ckin' credits. Don't nobody stay for the movie credits anyway man

My Mama OOOOOOOOOOOH, I love you! I'm so grateful, blessed to have you. Still in my life, a lot of people ain't got their mothers in they life still and I recognise that I'm blessed. Mama I love you. Zach I love you. My pops I love you. James Cole I love you, Jackie I love ya. My whole family I love ya. I'm so grateful man, thank y'all. It all came full circle and I had to put this sh_t out in 2014. We barely made, yo Ib we barely made it n_gga. We barely f_ckin' made it but we f_ckin' made it man. F_ck y'all, but I love y'all at the same time man

Man look, y'all really wanna know who did it? I'm a tell y'all who did this sh_t man. Man, Dale Earnhardt jr dawg. I'm never gon' forget, this is gonna sound crazy but I'm never gonna forget that sh_t you told me yo. Forreal Dale Earnhardt jr man, thank you dawg. From the bottom of my heart. That sh_t you said to me changed my life man. And I ain't never gon' forget, ever forreal. For real Dale, form me to you, you my n_gga man, forreal. I love you boy. And Jonah! Oh Jonah Hill! How could I forget Jonah Hill! Yo, that sh_t you told me when we was in the elevator, n_gga that sh_t changed my... I'm just f_ckin' playin', I don't know either one of those two dudes. I don't know either one of them n_ggas, I was in the moment. I just lied, I don't give a f_ck

2014 Forest Hills Drive. Cole World man. Thank y'all for listening. If you made it this far then I really f_ck with you. Until the next time, I don't know when that's gonna be but, One love baby!


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