J.Cole Explains The Meaning Behind ‘Love Yourz’ With Tavis Smiley

J.Cole surprised fans at the end of 2014 with his widely praised album 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The 13-track opus covered a bevy of topics including learning to appreciate loved ones and the life you’ve been given.

The 30-year-old Roc Nation artist stopped by PBS for a sit-down with seasoned host Tavis Smiley and explained the meaning behind his hit “Love Yourz,” a track Cole says sums up the entire album.

“When I was young, I thought that success was all I needed. That was going to bring the happiness. Buying my mom a house, the fame, the accolades having people say ‘Yo, you really are the best in the game.’ I thought those things would bring the happiness. Then when those things came, the happiness wasn’t there.”

Watch the clip below. The full interview airs Tuesday (March 17) on PBS.