Contest details, an entry form, and a note from J. Cole were added to the JColeMusic.com website this week.
In the note, J. Cole writes:
“What’s good? This is Cole. I just bought my old crib back. This is the house I started rapping in at 13 years old. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. As a kid, moving into this place changed my life in so many ways. Too many to type. Unfortunately, the house was foreclosed from my mother when I was 18 and I always dreamed of buying it back one day for closure. It’s the first house I have ever owned.
My new album is called 2014 Forest Hills Drive. I’m not dropping any singles. I want you to hear the album straight through, front to back. The only way to hear the album before it’s release is to enter for your chance to be invited to my house,2014 Forest Hills Drive Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303. There are very limited spots. Good luck.
And please take your shoes off before you walk in my crib!!!”
The announcement of the 2014 Forest Hills Drive contest comes days after Cole announced that he would be releasing his third studio album next month. In addition to announcing the release of 2014 Forest Hills Drive earlier this week, the rapper also released a short documentary.
“I’ve gotten to this point in my career and realized that, yeah I got a lot more dreams and I wanna go further, but at the same time I don’t want it if it’s at the expense of my happiness,” J. Cole says in the documentary. “And I don’t want it if it’s at the expense of my sanity or if I have to become someone who’s so out of touch with what’s real: the people that love you and the people that you love. There’s a lot of people in Hollywood right now who have been there for a long time and they’ve forgotten about their small-town lives because they like this life better. But this shit ain’t real.”
2014 Forest Hills Drive is scheduled for release on December 9.