Making Of J.Cole ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ Cover

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Photographer Anthony Supreme is the man behind the cover art of J.Cole’s new, 4 Your Eyez Only. Here, the North Carolina native explains how he got the gig. He went into more detail on his Instagram handle a few days ago.

Here’s a Long back story for you! I’m Super excited about this cover and album artwork. I captured for my favorite artist of all time J.Cole and proud to say this is my First Official Album Cover ! This represents all that I am and where I’m from in North Carolina. I remember being in a record store in Sydney with my girlfriend saying to her “I wanna do an Album cover someday, I wanna walk into a store and see something I created on the record store around the world” I remember her saying who would you wanna do a cover for ? I honestly didn’t know at the time. Then a week later I get a text from Scott who’s works for Dreamville and good friend of mines ask me “you wanna do the photography for J.cole’s new album ? ” “I was like hell yeah ! ” Crazy right !

I remember the day I pitch this photo to J.cole I was nervous as fuck ! It was in September and we were on a two week tour of creation for this album. I thought this was the perfect photo for his cover. It took me two days to build up enough confidence to show him 6-7 specific photos I felt stood out to me. But, this one stood out the most of this young boy in Atlanta. I was nervous to sit down with Cole & his manager to discuss my findings in the back of this huge tour bus. I described to Cole that there was just something about this young boys eyes. Because that day Cole, Scott and I just randomly stumbled upon this neighborhood in Atlanta while shooting footage for something later to come. This Atlanta neighborhood was just going crazy! People were running out of there house to take a photo of Cole and ask him questions but, their was something to me about this boy and how he kept looking at Cole as he walked around his neighborhood. I can see in his eyes how much this experience is slowly changing his life forever! The young boys face just stood out to me to capture. I saw in his eyes he knew nothing about J.Cole, but was some what amazed how everyone was reacting to him. The boy even asked Cole several times who he was. But, he couldn’t understand what was going on in his world. Cole and I spent hours one night looking for photos for his album but nothing seem to stand out. Then a few days past and I finally found this photo that I felt represented the cover to most to me to pitch to him. Which at the time Cole felt something about this photo as well but wanted to think about it.

I few months past and I got news this week from Scott he made this his Album cover, which is kinda amazing to me! Because, everything we created during that time period was pure in the monument, pure connection and all the photos and content to come represents just that. Human connection, the universe and coincidence. LIFE ! I must say I can’t wait for the world to see the rest of my photography I captured threw out this process in his album booklet that represents one of the greatest monuments of my life ! I must say I was nervous everyday & became very motivated and inspired by this wonderful human J.Cole ! I couldn’t have ask for anything better! Im from Monroe, North Carolina a small city out side Charlotte, North Carolina and to have my first Official Album Cover with J. Cole that’s a huge representation of North Carolina Is really a Dream come true ! Thanks you @realcoleworld , @kingofqueenz25 and @Dreamvillerecords for letting me create this for you

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  • PREMERE

    Cole over kendrick…….

    • el jim chapo guzman

      They both overrated

      • PREMERE

        Kendrick yes not cole……

        • el jim chapo guzman

          J Cole has no life without roc nation

          • PREMERE

            Kendrick has no life without dre and interscope……

          • Sin

            GTFOHHHHHH

          • PREMERE

            Whats the problem?

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Between Cole and Kendrick who you prefer?

          • PREMERE

            Cole…..

          • Savimbi

            I’m sure you would love to be in between Cole and Kendrick!! Fag boy!!!!!

          • el jim chapo guzman

            Reverse psychology!! deep down your heart that how you feel.

    • Lucky

      Cole never made an album better than GKMC or TPAB

      • PREMERE

        FHD being double plat says diffrent…..

        • Rider

          FHD and TPAB weren’t great albums but GKMC is above Cole’s discovery

  • el jim chapo guzman

    J Cole’s last album with roc nation.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    For You

    ^

    YEAH, AND NO INTERVIEW FOR YOU!!!! LMAO!!!! YOU SACK OF SHIT!!!!

    …………….HA!!!! ALL IT TAKES IS ONE CONNECT!!!! THIS NIGGA WOULDN’T BE SHIT WITHOUT IT!!!!

    #BENDSON #COLEDEYEZ

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Dustin Taylor – I Eat Ass

    Dope!

    DAMN, DUSTIN! IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU WAS A TRANS, DUSTIN! #DONKEYBOYDUSTINTAYLOR #HEEEEEEHAAAAAAW

  • Lucky

    So no R.I.P. to Big Syke Rap Radar??

    • The Ripper

      “I got keys comin’ from overseas. Cost a nigga 200 G’s. I’m a street commando. Nino for example.This lavish lifestyle is hard to handle. So I got to floss ’cause I’m rollin’ like a boss playa. Thug granted to be a women layer So many playa haters, imitaters steady swangin’. Make me want to start bank bangin. So I’m caught up in the game. Let’s go change. Packin’ 40 glocks. Contain or rearrange. All that jealousy and envy comin’ from my enemies While I’m sippin’ on green leaves? In front of black Lexuses, Chevy’s on the roam. 96 big bodies sittin’ on chrome…” – Big Syke

      Rest easy playboy!!! Dude passed away in my old neighborhood. Dude was a stand up guy!!!!

    • SMH

      They aint about that real shit. They rather support post malone and lil yachty than pay homage.

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      • Sonic Taylor – I Lick Taints

        My SEED! Need some studio time, Lil Uzi Dustin! How much for an hour at your NYC location? Or what about those FRESH beats? LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO! Fucking donkey boy!

        DAMN, DUSTIN! IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU WAS A TRANS, DUSTIN! #HEEEEEHAAAAAW #FRESHBEATSFORFAGS #DONKEYBOYDUSTINSONICTAYLOR

  • Em

    Blah blah blah blah blah .. Some dude took a photo.. Anither dude photoshopped it…

    Not trying to hate.. it’s just not that creative or orginial of an album cover.. doesn’t need that much of a backstory

    • SaniAbacha

      Agreed.

  • DoughBoyToad

    J.Cole dropping his classic on 12/9

  • Scromes1212

    Dope cover but the story makes it even better. Salute to this brother for the great work he does. Think I saw some dope stuff he did for Cam.

  • radio raheem

    ART… COLE WORLD… KENDRICK WILL BE BOMBING SOON ARTISTICALLY AS ALWAYS…