Music / J Cole

"I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do"

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), aka. J.Cole, is an American rapper/producer. (Born in Franfurt, Germany raised in Fayettville, North Carolina), in 2009 he became the first artist to sign to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.

His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story was released in September 2011, and hit number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 in its first week.

He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Released his sophomore album - Born Sinner - in 2013, and a collaboration album with Kendrick Lamar is in the recording stages.

His third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive came out on 9 December 2014.

In 2016, he released Forest Hills Drive: Live on January 28th, his birthdate.

On December 2nd, he released a documentary called Eyez exclusively for Tidal. The documentary included behind the scenes footage of the making of his next album, 4 Your Eyez Only. He also showed off two music videos for the songs, "False Prophets" and "everyone dies" which aren't on the album.

4 Your Eyez Only, his fourth album in total released on December 9th, 2016.

Influences: Tupac, Nas, Jay-Z, Eminem, Outkast, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Master P, Canibus, Big Pun

  • The Come Up (Mixtape) (2007)
  • The Warm Up (Mixtape) (2009)
  • Friday Night Lights (Mixtape) (2010)
  • Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011)
  • Truly Yours (Mixtape) (2013)
  • Truly Yours 2 (Mixtape) (2013)
  • Born Sinner (2013)
  • Truly Yours 3 (2013)
  • Revenge of the Dreamers (with Dreamville Records) (Mixtape) (2014)
  • 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)
  • 4 Your Eyez Only (2016)

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