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“Want You To Fly” Finds J. Cole Complementing Religion & Spirituality

J. Cole’ s 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film debuted over the weekend and with it a came a new song from the N.C. rapper, “Want You To Fly.”

The track finds #NofeaturesCole in a contemplative mood, sharing his thoughts on modern-day religion, spirituality and the people who choose to follow. The song also served as background music to footage of a church service, combined with J. Cole spinning on an unseen platform.

“God is real and he’s using me for a bigger purpose/So fuck the world that would have you think that a nigga worthless/Sometimes I think that these verses can help a person way more than the ones they reading in churches on days of worship/No disrespect to the Lord and Savior that ain’t just ego/I just observed that those words no longer relate to people,” he raps.

The documentary provides a platform for natives of Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Ferguson, Mo., and his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Ark., to share their experiences living in such areas. Directed by Cole and Scott Lazer, this is J. Cole’s second film with HBO, airing his Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming Concert in 2015 that featured his entire performance of his platinum selling album along with some additional backstory of his life in music.

Tune into “Want You To Fly” below and check out the trailer for 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film above. Watch the full documentary on HBO GO or HBO’s On-Demand.

Photo Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard