J. Cole is a famous American rapper who was three times nominated for Grammy for his albums and performances and got two BET Awards nominations as the Best Male Hip Hop Artist.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole used the nickname “Blaza” for some time but it did not last long. Another try - “Therapist” – also did not fit the bill. After the long searching of the perfect name, the future great rapper chose his current one.
He started to create songs at home and later recorded them on the studio.
As a young man growing up, he began rapping at the age of 12 and has also played the violin in an orchestra.
He began to produce music with an ASR-X sampler which he got as a gift for Christmas.
He released his first mixtape in 2007 titled The Come Up, month before his college graduation.
Best Known For
He wrote soundtracks to Step Up 3D and Project X.
Cole World: The Sideline Story and Born Sinner are his most popular studio albums.
All his 5 studio albums have been certified platinum by RIAA and have all charted on the Billboard chart at the number 1 spot.
His 2014 album, 2014 Forest Hill Drive got him his first Grammy nomination. He also established the NGO, Dreamville Foundation.
The man is supposedly Christian. Because in the texts to his composition he often uses Christian motives and the name of God.
He is straight. After nearly 10 years of dating, the man tied the knot with Melissa HeHolt in 2015.
In April 2017, “The New York Times” reported that the couple welcomed a baby.
He has an elder brother, Zach. They are children of an African-American army veteran dad and a German mom named Kay. In 2018, he and his wife became parents to a son whose name they have withheld.
Worth To Known
In J Cole’s interview to “Complex”, he talked about 10 favorite sneakers to wear and all the good and even funny memories. Despite the fact that he is not a “sneakerhead at all”, his collection is worth to see. The rapper has a pair of Nike Air Griffey Max I Black/Red that associated with the teenage when he bought size 13 in case he grew up in these shoes. “I wear size 11, 11.5 tops.” – The man shared. – “I was all the way up to 13 for no f**king reason...”
The American is good at basketball. There was an ability to start a professional career but he chose music. Nevertheless, the star had a chance to show his skills in “NBA All-Star Celebrity Game”.
In 2017, he served as executive producer of the film, Raising Bertie.
He got into an altercation with Diddy in 2013 but the pair immediately settled.