About J. Cole
J. Cole is widely considered to be one of the best storytellers of the new hip-hop generation, eschewing hype and hedonism in favor of levelheaded honesty and conscious self-reflection.
Since signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009, the Frankfurt-born emcee/producer has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Bas, KQuick, French Montana, Rick Ross, Melanie Fiona, Trae Tha Truth, B.o.B., Jadakiss, Tyga, Mark Morrison, Gudda Gudda, Bun B, Beyonce, Elle Varner, Bei Maejor, Sean Garrett, TLC, Missy Elliot, Trey Songz, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Tinie Tempah, Lil Wayne and more.
Most recently, his latest album Born Sinner was certified Gold, and he may or may not have gotten engaged to his high-school sweetheart. He’s currently on the on the international “What Dreams May Come Tour” with Wale, and is slated to perform at VH1’s Super Bowl XLVIII Blitz in Manhattan alongside Janelle Monae, Fall Out Boy, TLC, the Goo Goo Dolls and Gavin DeGraw. Stay tuned.
- Jay Z "shunned" J. Cole upon their first encounter outside the former's Roc The Mic studio.
- Cole Was born on a United States Army base in Frankfurt, West Germany.
- He started rapping at the age of twelve.
- He was a first-chair violinist for the Terry Sanford Orchestra as a youth.
- During his beginnings in the Bomm Sheltuh collective alongside FilthE Rock and Nervous Reck, his original moniker was Therapist.
- His first pieces of production equipment were an 808 beat machine and an ASR-X.
- Cole attended Fayetteville, North Carolina's Terry Sanford High School.
- He received an academic scholarship from New York's St. John's University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in communication and business.
- J. Cole has a strong passion for basketball.
- His earliest musical influences were Canibus and Eminem.
Top SongsALL SONGS
- Power Trip J. Cole Feat. Miguel982K Views483 Comments
- The Jig Is Up (Dump'n) Kendrick Lamar907K Views342 Comments
- Jodeci Freestyle Drake Feat. J. Cole738K Views426 Comments
- Planes Jeremih Feat. J. Cole665K Views207 Comments
- Grew Up Fast J. Cole636K Views212 Comments
- Forbidden Fruit J. Cole Feat. Kendrick Lamar606K Views562 Comments
Recent VideosALL VIDEOS
- J. Cole Feat. Miguel "Power Trip" Video172,719 Views46 Comments
- Jhene Aiko Plays "Marry, Fuck, Kill" With Drake, Big Sean & J. Cole58,663 Views41 Comments
- J. Cole Feat. Trey Songz "Can't Get Enough" Video46,382 Views17 Comments
- J. Cole "Work Out" Video34,262 Views20 Comments
- J. Cole Feat. Amber Coffman & Cults "She Knows" Video26,701 Views11 Comments
- Born Sinner2013
- Cole World: The Sideline Story2011
Top MixtapesALL MIXTAPES
- Truly Yours EPJ. Cole697K Views 183K Downloads 328 Comments
- Truly Yours 2J. Cole678K Views 197K Downloads 405 Comments
- Friday Night LightsJ. Cole611K Views 283K Downloads 97 Comments
Top StoriesALL NEWS
- Most Educated Rappers507,859 Views
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