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J. Cole

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 but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina,[4] 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 solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights after signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.

Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[5] His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics,[6][7][8] and both were certified platinum in the United States. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. In December 2016, Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in April 2017. His fifth album, KOD, was released in April 2018. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200, making it his fifth album to reach number one on the chart.

Self-taught on piano, Cole also acts as a producer alongside his hip-hop 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.[9] He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as a non-profit organization called the Dreamville Foundation.[10] In January 2015, Cole decided to house single mothers rent-free at his childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[11]



Middle Child
"Middle Child" (stylized in all caps) is a song by American rapper J.
Album of the Year
"Album of the Year (Freestyle)" is a song by American rapper J.
4 Your Eyez Only
4 Your Eyez Only is the fourth studio album by American rapper J.
Born Sinner
Born Sinner is the second studio album by American rapper J.

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J. Cole’s Manager Helps Build a Dreamville Empire While Staying Focused on One Client
  –  June 27, 2019
Cole (pictured above in the studio) uploaded his 2011 “Can’t Get Enough” music video to his YouTube ... Bas, EarthGang, J.Cole and Young Nudy and “Got Me” with Ari Lennox, Omen, Ty ...
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travis Scott set to headline new hip-hop festival
  –  June 25, 2019
The rap-heavy music festival has assembled a lineup that rivals Miami’s Rolling Loud, which has been dubbed the predominant rap festival in America over the years. J. Cole, who recently shared a ...
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travis Scott to Headline New Hip-Hop Festival
  –  June 24, 2019
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Travis Scott will headline the inaugural Day N Vegas, a rap-heavy music festival set for November 1st through the 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyler, the Creator; Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Miguel, 6LACK, Kali Uchis ...
NEW MUSIC: Dreamville — Down Bad Ft. J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, Young Nudy, Earthgang [mp3]
  –  June 18, 2019
Cole, Young Nudy and Earthgang. Available for download and streaming, the rap collective have been prepping music fans for the release of Revenge of the Dreamers III. The Dreamville roster ...
'The Warm Up' 10 Years Later: Ibrahim "IB" Hamad Reflects on Launching J. Cole's Career
  –  June 14, 2019
Jermaine Lamarr Cole had mounting college debt ... IB didn’t know that Jermaine—well known for playing basketball—had a passion for making rap music. It wasn’t something Cole broadcasted. Hamad was the one who encouraged Cole to make a mixtape ...


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