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People Are Holding Onto J. Cole's Album Like It's Their Last Breath Of Air In 2016

Apparently, Jermaine Cole has "saved this nightmare of 2016" all while offering to put away our laundry.

Posted on December 9, 2016, at 12:34 p.m. ET

J. Cole has dropped his much-anticipated album, 4 Your Eyez Only, and at its release, he's proven just how much anticipation — nay, need — there was for it. People are saying the rapper single-handedly "saved" the disparaging, embarrassing, distressing year that was 2016.

J. Cole just saved the whole year of 2016

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Of course, Cole's album came at a moment when people are both reflecting on the year, and anxious about the state of affairs and what next year will bring.

2016 was a big fat L until J. Cole dropped this album. 4 Your Eyez Only saved 2016. 😩

When that new J. Cole 🔥 drops just in time for the holidays and saves 2016..👍🏽

And it's being treated like an oxygen tank for 2016.

The only W 2016 took was this J.Cole album.. #4YourEyezOnly

J.Cole just saved 2016 with a last minute buzzer beater #4YourEyezOnly

Fans and listeners are thanking the rapper — out of both appreciation and, well, desperation.

Dear J. Cole, Honestly, we Your Cole World fans would like to say Thank You. 2016 might have just been saved. Sincerely, Us #4YourEyezOnly

Thank you, J.Cole 😭😭😭😭

2016 was an excruciatingly horrible year but the music was amazing. Thank you J. Cole for closing out the year with 🔥

Everyone say thank you to j cole for giving us a Christmas miracle in this nightmare of 2016.

Jermaine also offered other forms of support and solace.

"I wanna fold clothes for you" -J. Cole, 2016

...Which people also treated like church.



"i wanna fold clothes for you" > "i love you"

Dear Mr. J Cole, You can fold clothes for me, Thank you. Yours sincerely, Nicholas Whitehouse

While the album didn't have everyone praising the ground J. Cole walks on...

J Cole at the beginning of 2016 vs J Cole at the end of 2016

...For people who needed it, it apparently was the therapy 2016 needed.

eh what do I know, j cole fucking saved humanity from sinking into a dark abyss

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.