About J.cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina,[5] Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. Intent on further pursuing a musical career, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up (2009) and Friday Night Lights (2010) both to critical acclaim, after signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009. Cole is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.[6] J. Cole JCole2018.png Cole performing in 2018 Born Jermaine Lamarr Cole[1] January 28, 1985 (age 37) Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany Other names Therapist Hollywood Cole Kill Edward[2] Education Terry Sanford High School Alma mater St. Johns University (BS) Occupation Rapper singer songwriter record producer basketball player Years active 2007–present Organization Dreamville Ventures Spouse(s) Melissa Heholt ​(m. 2015)​ Children 2 Awards Full list Musical career Origin Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S. Genres Hip hop Instruments Vocals keyboards sampler Labels Dreamville Roc Nation Interscope Columbia ByStorm Associated acts Bas Elite JAY-Z JID Kendrick Lamar Lute Miguel Omen Wale Website www.dreamville.com Basketball career Free agent Position Shooting guard Personal information Nationality American Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[3] Career information High school Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, North Carolina) Playing career 2021–present Career history 2021 Patriots BBC Signature J.Cole's Signature.svg Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.[7] His next album, Born Sinner (2013), also topped the Billboard 200. Moving into more conscious themes, 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014) topped the Billboard 200 and earned Cole a Best Rap Album nomination at the 2015 Grammy Awards.[8] His jazz influenced fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.[9] Cole's fifth album, KOD (2018), became his fifth number-one album on the Billboard 200 and featured a then-record six simultaneous top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, tying The Beatles.[10] His sixth studio album, The Off-Season, was released on May 14, 2021. Self-taught on piano, Cole also acts as a producer alongside his rap career, producing singles for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as handling the majority of the production in his own projects.[11] He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as a non-profit organization called the Dreamville Foundation.[12] Dreamville's compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers III (2019) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. In January 2015, Cole decided to house single mothers rent-free at his childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[13] Cole has won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, a Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, three Soul Train Music Awards, and 8 BET Hip Hop Awards.[14][15] All five of his albums have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Revenge of the Dreamers III


Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S


January 28, 1985