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No Features? Production Credits For J. Cole’s New Album Reveal He Had More Help Than You Think

No Features? Production Credits For J. Cole’s New Album Reveal He Had More Help Than You Think

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Everyone knows that J. Cole‘s last outing went platinum with no features. And while a quick skim through the track list might have you thinking that he’s gunning for a repeat on 4 Your Eyez Only, a closer examination of the album’s production credits reveals he had more help than you think. You’ll notice contributions from The Social Experiment on the opening track, horns from Theo Croker throughout and string arrangements from the lovely Chargaux gracing nearly every song. The Internet‘s Steve Lacy pops up on “Foldin’ Clothes” and the title track features marks from NYC jazz heavies like Big Yuki and Kyla Moscovich. Think it’s time to dispel this whole “no features” trope? Yeah, we’d say so. Peep the full production credits for J.Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only down below and pick up your copy on iTunes today.

1. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Elijah Scarlett, co-produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI)

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, horn arrangement by Nico Segal, additional horns by Anthony Ware and Theo Croker, additional musical arrangement by Nate Fox and Peter Cottontale. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

2. “Immortal”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Cardiak for Heartfelt Productions, Universal Music (BMI) and Frank Dukes for Nyan King Music, EMI Music (Socan). Additional production by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI)

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, live bass by Nate Jones. Beat provided by Matt McNeal. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

3. “Deja Vu”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Vinylz for Vinylz Music Group, Sony/ATV Music (ASCAP), Boi-1da for 1Damentional Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) and Velous for Tyler Bryant Publishing Designee. Additional production by J. Cole and Ron Gilmore.

Background vocals by Kay Foxx and live bass by Nate Jones. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

4. “Ville Mentality”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by Ron Gilmore for Ron Gilmore Music (BMI) and Elite for Elite That’s Me (ASCAP.) Additional production by J. Cole.

String arrangement by Chargaux, background vocals by Kay Foxx, trumpet arrangement by Theo Croker. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

5. “She’s Mine Pt. 1″
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Deputy for JustCutDaCheck (ASCAP). Additional production by Ron Gilmore, Elite and Chargaux.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass and guitar by J. Cole, piano and rhodes by Ron Gilmore and Wurlitzer by Deputy. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

6. “Change”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI). Additional vocals by Ari Lennox, additional production by Ron Gilmore and additional arrangements by Elite.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

7. “Neighbors”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI).

Additional drums by Elite and Deputy, additional instrumentation by Ron Gilmore, and live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

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8. “Foldin Clothes”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Steve Lacy for Steve Lacy (BMI). Additional production by Elite and Ron Gilmore.

Guitar and bass by Steven Lacy, talk box by Irvin Washington, background vocals by Steven Lacy and J. Cole, additional background vocals by TS Desandies and Brittany Carter. Talk box by Irvin Washington and additional live bass by J. Cole. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

9. “She’s Mine Pt. 2″
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Deputy for JustCutDaCheck (ASCAP). Additional production by Ron Gilmore, Elite and Chargaux.

String arrangement by Chargaux, live bass and guitar by J. Cole, piano and Rhodes by Ron Gilmore and Wurlitzer by Deputy. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

10. “4 Your Eyez Only”
Written by Jermaine Cole. Produced by BLVK. Co-produced by J. Cole for Dreamvillain, admin. by Songs of Universal (BMI) and Elite for Elite That’s Me (ASCAP). Additional production by Childish Major.

String arrangement and addiitonal vocals by Chargaux, additional strings by Nuno Malo, additional trumpet by Kyla Moscovich, guitar by David Linaburg, live bass by Nate Jones and additional drums by Carlin White. Piano, Rhodes and organ by Masayuki “BigYuki” Hirano. Recorded by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC. Mixed by Juro “Mez” Davis at the Sheltuh, Dreamville, NC and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY. Assistant Engineers Beatriz Artola and Gosha Usov (Electric Lady Studios)

 

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