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J. Cole

J. Cole



Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American hip hop recording artist 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. The album has since been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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]



KOD (an initialism for Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed and Kill Our Demons) is the fifth studio album by American rapper J.
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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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Ari Lennox Praises the Creative Freedom J. Cole Provides at Dreamville
  –  July 18, 2018
A ri Lennox is next up for Dreamville, and for all of R&B. In a new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music, Lennox, whose necessary charisma and relatability are her artistic hallmarks, breaks down how instrumental J. Cole is in facilitating ...
Sheck Wes on 'Older Rappers' Respecting His Music: 'A N***a Like J. Cole Should Never Come for Me'
  –  July 16, 2018
Rising Harlem rapper Sheck Wes has had a great year so far, and it's set to get even better when his debut project, Mudboy, arrives on Travis Scott's Cactus Jack and Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music later this year. In a new feature with Pitchfork, Sheck ...
J.Cole Gave Longitude Fans A Hot Workout On Day One!
  –  July 14, 2018
But J.Cole lifted them even higher with a powerful performance of ... It was a great way to end a fine day's music. A deafening wave of cheers erupted from the fans as day one came to an end. We can say this much for sure: the bar has been set high ...
Drake Dominates ‘Wireless’ With Surprise Performance / J.Cole, Migos, & More Heat Up London’s Hottest Festival
  –  July 9, 2018
The annual extravaganza, which once again returned to Finsbury Park for a three-day stint, played host to performances from the likes of J.Cole, Stormzy ... s Plan’ and ‘Nice For What.’ With music’s reigning royal closing out the multi-day ...
J Cole, Wizkid, Davido, others stun at #CastleLiteUnlocks
  –  April 30, 2018
With multi-platinum selling American rapper, Jermaine Lamarr Cole aka J Cole holding up the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos stage last friday, AB InBev Nigeria further stamped its imprint on the Nigerian music scene with a concert tagged ‘Ca ...
J. Cole sets new Apple Music record after notching up 64.5M streams in one day
  –  April 23, 2018
Impressively, Apple Music – with around 40M subscribers – achieved ... Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole, recently explained that the album’s name has several meanings. If I turn on the TV right now, it’s not going to be long before ...


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