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  1. J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is a German-American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and professional basketball player for the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. He is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. [4]

  2. Jermaine Lamarr Cole (b. January 28th, 1985), better known as J. Cole, is a rapper and producer who was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

    • Who Is J. Cole?
    • Early Life
    • Getting Signed to Roc Nation
    • Songs & Albums: '2014 Forest Hills Drive' & '4 Your Eyez Only'
    • Making History with 'Kod'
    • Establishing His Own Label, Nonprofit Work
    • Personal Life

    J. Cole is a rapper and producer who has achieved success in the early 2010s. Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, he has toured worldwide, sold huge amounts of records, produced for Kendrick Lamar and even come to the attention of Barack Obama. Along with establishing his own nonprofit foundation, he keeps up a busy release schedule. No wonder Dra...

    Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on January 28, 1985, at a U.S. Army base in Frankfurt, then in West Germany. His father, an African American soldier, left his mother, a white German postal worker, when Cole was a baby. She moved with him and his older brother, Zach, to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where the family lived in trailer parks as she strug...

    His debut mixtape, The Come Up, also came out in 2007. It was largely self-produced, but also saw him rapping over beats from Kanye West, Large Professor and Just Blaze. A track called "Lights Please" from his second mixtape, The Warm Up(2009), came to the attention of the producer and music exec Mark Pitts, who played it to Jay Z. Ironically, Cole...

    Cole's sophomore album, Born Sinner, had its release date moved numerous times so as not to clash with other big releases. When it eventually came out in June 2013, it was another success. Kendrick Lamar and 50 Centwere among the guests, on an album that was warmly, but not ecstatically, received. With momentum building, 2014 Forest Hills Drive cam...

    The rapper's audience eagerly welcomed the April 2018 release of his fifth studio album, KOD, which shattered Spotify's opening-day streaming record en route to the Billboard top spot. Days later, it was announced that Cole had become the first artist to debut three simultaneous singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with "Kevin's Heart," "ATM" and KOD'...

    He runs the Dreamville Records label with his former St. John's University classmate Ibrahim Hamad, releasing music by up-and-coming artists including Omen, Bas and Cozz. The label shares a name with his Dreamville Foundation, a non-profit Cole established in his hometown. Set up to “bridge the gap between the worlds of opportunity and the urban yo...

    Cole is married to Melissa Heholt, with whom he has a child. He recently purchased the childhood home after which he named his 2014 Forest Hills Drivealbum, with the intention of developing it into temporary rent-free accommodation for single mothers. It's actions like this that have made him a rapper that even presidents can praise. Cole was invit...

  3. www.imdb.com › name › nm3359577J. Cole - IMDb

    Jermaine Cole (a.k.a. J.Cole) was originally born in Germany. But his origins are from North Carolina/Charlotte and he never hides it. He was signed by Jay-Z as the first artist for his record label Roc Nation. He dropped his first mix tape there, 'The Warm Up' and it had received great reviews from public.

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