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2014 Forest Hills Drive is the third studio album by American rapper J. Cole. It was released on December 9, 2014, by Roc Nation, Dreamville Records and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place over the whole year, while the production on the album was primarily handled by Cole himself, along with several others such as Illmind, Vinylz, Phonix Beats and Willie B. It was announced three weeks before its release and had very little marketing, with no singles or promotion taking place prior to its release. The album was supported by four singles: "Apparently", "Wet Dreamz", "No Role Modelz" and "Love Yourz".The album's title is the name of an address from J. Cole's childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was living with his mother, his brother and his stepfather. In 2003, after Cole graduated from high school, the home was foreclosed on while J. Cole attended St. John's University in New York City. In 2014, the rapper re-bought the house, marking his first home purchase. It is where he wrote some of his earliest raps and became serious about pursuing a career as a musician. The album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive recounts the story of Cole leaving North Carolina, and moving to New York City all in pursuit of his dreams; it battles with the transition that were taken in order to find his success and fame within the music industry. The majority of Cole's childhood involved him and his family frequently moving from place to place while their mother tried to make ends meet. Cole now plans on allowing a new family to move into the house he once called home for an extremely cheap renting price, in the hope that they will find their feet in life like he once did.