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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.

Latest News

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.

J. Cole Premieres New Song 'I'm a Fool'

September 17, 2012 09:07:28 GMT

gave a big surprise by revealing his latest song "I'm a Fool" to one lucky fan on Twitter. The fan previously asked him when the final cut of the song, which the rapper previewed last August, would be released. Surprisingly, the Roc Nation rhymer replied the fan (@SultanofSwatt) via email, which contained the full version of the anticipated track.

Big Sean's '24 Karats of Gold' Video Featuring J. Cole

September 03, 2012 06:30:39 GMT

gives his fans another sneak peek of his mixtape in a music video for the title track "24 Karats of Gold". He collaborates with , born Jermaine Lamar Cole, who was awarded with the UMA Male Artist of the Year because of his second mixtape, "".

Melanie Fiona's 'This Time' Music Video Ft. J. Cole

June 16, 2012 05:38:38 GMT

enlists the help of Roc Nation rapper in a music video supporting her single "This Time". Cole is a featured guest in the song that is included in her second studio album "".

John Travolta's First Accuser Hires Famed Lawyer Gloria Allred

May 16, 2012 19:06:44 GMT

The first accuser of 's alleged misconducts has hired a new lawyer. Referred to as John Doe Number One for anonymity, the accuser now teams up with famed attorney Gloria Allred who has taken sexual misconduct cases against A-list celebrities such as and .

2012 Rock the Bells Presents Nas and Missy Elliott

May 16, 2012 18:47:14 GMT

The 2012 line-up of Rock the Bells has been announced on Tuesday, May 15 during a unique press conference made by rapper Supernatural. In the list which he rapped are , , , , , and .

Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and J. Cole to Perform at 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam

May 04, 2012 04:16:55 GMT

, and are confirmed as musical guests at this year's annual Summer Jam music festival hosted by Hot 97. They are joined by , , , , , Mavado, , , , , , .

Video Premiere: J. Cole's 'Sideline Story'

April 12, 2012 04:29:24 GMT

releases a music video for the title track of his debut album "". In the clip directed by Axel Laramee and Adam Roy, the Roc Nation rappers narrates his story to stardom, which later takes him to travel the world.

Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, J. Cole and More Confirmed for Lollapalooza

April 11, 2012 06:13:46 GMT

Lineup for the upcoming Lollapalooza music festival has been officially announced. Newly-reunited , this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Famer , and Roc Nation rising star have been confirmed to cater the crowd gathering at Chicago's Grant Park later this summer, on August 3 - 5.

Pics: Jessica Alba Rocks Giant Rose Tattoo During Play Date With Daughters

April 03, 2012 07:05:20 GMT

has debuted a brand new tattoo. The "" actress was caught on camera rocking a trio of roses design on her upper left arm on Monday, April 2 as she took her two young daughters, 3-year-old Honor and 7-month-old Haven, to a park in Beverly Hills, California.

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