*HBO on Friday released the trailer for J. Cole’s documentary “4 Your Eyez Only,” an hourlong insight into his artistic process, complete with clips from live performances.
The project was co-directed by Cole and Scott Lazer, who 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 release, Cole debuted a short documentary titled “Eyez.”
The new hourlong documentary explores 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 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.
Watch the trailer below: