As well drawing inspiration from Cole's own life, 4 Your Eyez Only
also contains the story of a childhood friend of the North Carolina rapper. He is named as James McMillan Jr in "Change
," a nom de plume used by Cole the sake of privacy. On this track Cole parallels his and James's experiences of finding love. Sadly, as the Fayetteville artist details elsewhere, his friend's story ends in a tragic manner.