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J. Cole

J. Cole


Famous as :

Rapper, actor

Birth Name :

Jermaine Lamarr Cole

Birth Date :

January 28, 1985

Birth Place :

Frankfurt, Germany

Claim to fame :

Mixtape "Friday Night Lights" (2010)


J. Cole may be first known as Jay-Z's protege but he has emerged from the sideline to become a Billboard chart topper. He was born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on January 28, 198 in Frankfurt, Germany on to a European American mother and an African American father. He moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina with his mother when his father left the family.

Cole fascination of rapping started at the age of 14 when J. Money put him in the rap game and his cousin showed him the basics of rhyming and word play. He was an expert in lyrics first before in beats. His mother then bought him a beat machine which helped him to produce his own music. Cole spent the remainder of his teen years as Therapist, posting his music online under the moniker.

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Video: Jay Electronica Calls Himself 'God of Hip-Hop,' Disses Drake and J. Cole at Show

August 20, 2015 04:04:54 GMT

Jay Electronica had some words for reigning rappers at a recent show in London. During the gig at XOYO Club last week, he felt the need to remind his competitors in the game that he's still "the God of hip-hop" despite the fact that he hasn't put out much new music in the past few years.

Shooting Happens Outside J. Cole and Big Sean's Concert, Two People Are Wounded

August 04, 2015 09:04:48 GMT

Two people were injured in a shooting that took place outside and 's concert venue at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. The incident took place on Monday night, August 3 at around 11:15 P.M. in a parking lot after the concert ended, said Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams, a State Police spokesman.

Janet Jackson Premieres 'No Sleeep' Music Video Featuring J. Cole

July 25, 2015 01:41:25 GMT

has released the music video for her comeback single, "No Sleeep". Arriving online on Friday, July 24, the sexy visuals directed by Dave Meyers finds the singer strutting her stuff in her plush home.

Video: J. Cole Hit in the Face With an iPhone at San Diego Show

July 21, 2015 08:29:18 GMT

got hit with an iPhone while he was performing onstage recently. The rapper was in the middle of playing "Power Trip" at an afterparty for his "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour stop in San Diego last weekend when someone in the crowd threw his/her phone at him.

J. Cole's Premieres 'Wet Dreamz' Music Video Starring Puppies in Love

April 22, 2015 04:58:51 GMT

has dropped the official music video for his new single "Wet Dreamz". Directed by Ryan Staake, the visuals arriving on Tuesday, April 21 stars a German shepherd and a cocker spaniel that meet for the first time and immediately fall into puppy love.

Drake Lines Up J. Cole, Big Sean and More for His OVO Fest

March 18, 2015 02:33:03 GMT

's annual OVO Festival is returning later this year. The Canadian rapper on Tuesday, March 17 unveiled the names who would be taking the stage at the two-day event that this year will take place at Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheater on August 2-3.

J. Cole Announces Dates of 'Forest Hills Drive' Tour With Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and More

February 24, 2015 08:04:27 GMT

Details on 's "Forest Hills Drive" tour have been revealed. Days after letting fans know that he'd be hitting the road starting next month to support his newest album "", the rapper announced on Monday, February 23 the dates of the upcoming shows.

J. Cole Announces 'Forest Hills Drive' Tour

February 14, 2015 05:27:34 GMT

is spending his spring hitting the road. The rapper announced on Friday, February 13 that he'd be embarking on his "Forest Hills Drive" tour in support of his massively successful 2014 album of the same name.

Jeremih Premieres New Single 'Planes' Featuring J. Cole

January 19, 2015 08:54:20 GMT

While his "" has yet to get a new official release date, treated fans to a new single from the project. He shared the song called "Planes" featuring rapper over the weekend following a leak of its unfinished version earlier in the day.

J. Cole Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

December 18, 2014 01:43:12 GMT

As expected, 's "" tops this week's Billboard 200. The rapper's newest album debuts with 375,000 copies comprising of 354,000 pure album sales and 21,000 in track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

J. Cole Premieres 'Intro' Music Video

December 06, 2014 04:26:42 GMT

Just a few days before "" arrives, treated fans to a music video for the album's opening track "Intro". A perfect companion to the simple song, the clip arriving on Friday, December 5 finds the rapper riding his bike through the empty streets of Manhattan at night.

J. Cole Disses Eminem and Justin Timberlake on New Song 'Fire Squad'

December 04, 2014 08:40:00 GMT

takes aim at several white rappers on his new song called "Fire Squad". The track, along with other cuts off the upcoming "", leaked online just one week before the album arrives on December 9.

J. Cole Reveals Official Tracklist for '2014 Forest Hills Drive' Album

December 01, 2014 09:04:47 GMT

has unveiled the official tracklist of his newly-announced album, "". The rapper took to Twitter over the weekend to share the list featuring 13 new songs including "January 28th" which is a nod to his birthday.

J. Cole Announces New Album '2014 Forest Hills Drive'

November 17, 2014 08:51:25 GMT

indeed has a new album coming out in December. The rapper confirmed the record in Twitter posts he sent out on Sunday night, November 16, hours after Amazon leaked the title and release date in a pre-order page.

Keke Palmer, J. Cole Visit Ferguson

August 18, 2014 07:07:28 GMT

joined other protesters in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend. The actress/singer took part in a peaceful protest in the area on Saturday, August 16 following the death of an unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown who was shot by police last week.

J. Cole Pays Tribute to Teen Killed by Ferguson Cop With New Song 'Be Free'

August 16, 2014 01:59:48 GMT

has responded to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, by releasing a tribute song titled "Be Free". The rapper begs for peace and justice over a somber piano-laced instrumental in the emotional ballad.

Jay-Z, J. Cole Join Jay Electronica Onstage at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

July 14, 2014 02:42:46 GMT

made a surprise appearance when Jay Electronica took over the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday, July 12. The Roc Nation mogul happened to be in the city for his and wife ' "On the Run" tour. He then decided to visit the New Orleans rapper during his show and support him.

J. Cole Unveils Video for 'Lights Please' From 2009 Mixtape

June 16, 2014 07:44:52 GMT

has dropped the music video for "Lights Please", a standout of his "" mixtape. Premiered during an MTV special airing on Sunday, June 15 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the record, the clip was actually shot in August 2008 by director by BB Gun.

J. Cole Releases 'She Knows' Music Video ft. Amber Coffman and Cult

February 15, 2014 04:39:21 GMT

has unveiled a new music video for his track called "She Knows". Arriving on the Valentine's Day, the cinematic clip centers on a boy who steals money from his parents and skips school to spend the day smoking, drinking beer and skating with his friend.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Joined by P. Diddy at Cali Christmas

December 16, 2013 08:10:43 GMT

was one of the performers at Power 106's annual Cali Christmas concert held at Honda Center in Anaheim, Los Angeles on Saturday, December 14 . During his set, the Compton MC performed some tracks off his Grammy Awards-nominated album, "".

Justin Timberlake Debuts 'TKO' Remix Ft. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T

November 30, 2013 02:50:46 GMT

has teamed up with some big names in hip-hop for the official remix of his "TKO". On Friday, November 29, the pop star dropped the special Black Friday remix featuring , , and .

Eminem to Headline 'Rapture' Tour in Australia With Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole

October 22, 2013 03:57:24 GMT

is heading to Down Under next year for his "Rapture" tour. The Detroit MC is set to hit the stages at several arenas in Australia and New Zealand with fellow rappers and .

J. Cole Releases 'What Dreams May Come' Tour Trailer

September 05, 2013 02:58:36 GMT

With just a few days to go before he goes on his North America tour with Maybach Music Group rapper , Dreamville Records label artist drops a one-minute plus cinematic trailer to promote the trek. The 28-year-old North Carolina MC is expected to perform music from his new album "" which has now beaten 's album "" in the race to being gold-certified.

P. Diddy Addresses Fight Rumors With J. Cole

August 28, 2013 02:49:20 GMT

has cleared up the swirling rumor suggesting that he got into an altercation with fellow rapper at an MTV VMAs afterparty on late Sunday night, August 25 at the Dream Downtown hotel in lower Manhattan. Diddy reportedly got angry after Cole said "inappropriate things" to the former's girlfriend .

J. Cole Will Reshoot the Music Video for 'Crooked Smile'

August 22, 2013 07:26:26 GMT

Fans will have to wait a little bit longer until drops the music video for "Crooked Smile". In a recent interview with Miss Info, the 28-year-old rapper said that he decided to reshoot the whole music video as he was unhappy with the first version.

J. Cole Teams Up With Wale for 'What Dreams May Come' Tour

July 30, 2013 07:37:54 GMT

has announced the details and dates for his upcoming "What Dreams May Come" tour. The "Power Trip" rapper is set to hit the stages at several arenas in North America with fellow Roc Nation artist . The tour will support both rapper's No. 1 albums, Cole's "" and Wale's "".

Drake on J. Cole's Autism Lyrics: 'I Share Responsibility and Offer My Sincerest Apologies'

July 23, 2013 05:03:52 GMT

After apologized for his autism lyric in -assisted track "Jodeci Freestyle", now his duet partner expresses similar remorse for the insensitive remarks. "I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused," Drake says.

J. Cole Reacts to Controversy Over 'Hurtful' Lyric in Drake's 'Jodeci Freestyle'

July 22, 2013 06:14:57 GMT

and 's collaboration, "Jodeci Freestyle", has sparked a controversy as it contains an offensive line that says, "I'm artistic, you n***as is autistic, retarded." The line, sung by Cole, angered Anti-Bullying Alliance.

J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Tops Billboard 200 After Three Weeks

July 11, 2013 02:43:11 GMT

's "" has finally snagged the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 after selling 58,000 copies in its third week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album marks the second chart-topping album for the Rock Nation artist.

J. Cole Debuts 'Crooked Smile' Featuring TLC's T-Boz and Chilli

June 04, 2013 09:17:04 GMT

German-born American hip-hop recording artist collaborates with the remaining members of the ground-breaking '90s R'n'B/hip-hop girl trio on the authenticity-themed track "Crooked Smile". The 28-year-old rapper enlists Tionne Watkins a.k.a. T-Boz and Rozonda Thomas a.k.a. Chilli for the hook of the second single off his forthcoming album "", due on June 18.

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