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. Miguel981K Views483 Comments
- The Jig Is Up (Dump'n) Kendrick Lamar905K Views342 Comments
- Jodeci Freestyle Drake Feat. J. Cole736K Views429 Comments
- Grew Up Fast J. Cole635K Views212 Comments
- Planes Jeremih Feat. J. Cole615K Views205 Comments
- Forbidden Fruit J. Cole Feat. Kendrick Lamar606K Views563 Comments
- Niggaz Know J. Cole588K Views518 Comments
- The Cure J. Cole550K Views250 Comments
- TKO (Black Friday Remix) Justin Timberlake Feat. ASAP Rocky, J. Cole & Pusha T545K Views733 Comments
- Winter Schemes J. Cole Feat. Wale518K Views275 Comments
Recent VideosALL VIDEOS
- J. Cole Feat. Miguel "Power Trip" Video172,667 Views46 Comments
- Jhene Aiko Plays "Marry, Fuck, Kill" With Drake, Big Sean & J. Cole58,506 Views41 Comments
- J. Cole Feat. Trey Songz "Can't Get Enough" Video46,166 Views17 Comments
- J. Cole "Work Out" Video34,255 Views20 Comments
- Born Sinner2013
- Cole World: The Sideline Story2011
Top MixtapesALL MIXTAPES
- Truly Yours EPJ. Cole687K Views 180K Downloads 328 Comments
- Truly Yours 2J. Cole667K Views 194K Downloads 404 Comments
- Friday Night LightsJ. Cole590K Views 276K Downloads 94 Comments
- Revenge Of The DreamersJ. Cole449K Views 107K Downloads 294 Comments
- The Warm UpJ. Cole24K Views 8.5K Downloads 5 Comments
Top StoriesALL NEWS
- Most Educated Rappers506,148 Views
- Stream J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"173,462 Views
- J. Cole Reveals "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Tracklist130,298 Views
- Review: J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive"103,408 Views
- Kendrick Lamar Speaks On J. Cole's "Control" Response103,003 Views