A music producer and rapper, J. Cole first made himself known in the rap scene in the late 2000’s. After honing his skills as a teen, he dropped his debut mixtape, The Come Up in 2007. Over the next couple of years, he released two additional titles, The Warm Up, and Friday Night Lights. Then in 2011, he came out with his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. Highly anticipated by fans, it produced three hit singles, Work Out, Nobody’s Perfect, and Can’t Get Enough. A chart topper in the US, over one million copies have since been sold across the country.
His second album, Born Sinner was released in June 2013. A follow up to his debut, it included many collaborations with Bas, Amber Coffman, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Bas, among others. Met with praise, the record gave rise to the popular tracks, She Knows, Crooked Smile, Power Trip, and Forbidden Fruit. His second number one hit in the US, the album also charted in the UK, New Zealand, and Switzerland. In support of the release, Cole embarked on a What Dreams May Come Tour with fellow artist, Wale.
A year later, he dropped his third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Produced mainly by Cole himself, it came with thirteen tracks, four of which went on to become singles- Apparently, No Role Modelz, Love Yourz, and Wet Dreamz. Lauded by critics, the record earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album in 2016. As with his earlier release, it had reached the top of both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B Albums charts in the United States. Within two years, it had sold over two million copies, earning it double platinum accreditation from the RIAA. To date, 2014 Forest Hills Drive remains to be his most successful album.
Since then, the rapper has come out with a fourth album dubbed, 4 Your Eyez Only. Another platinum hit, it led to the release of the charting single, Deja Vu. To promote the record, he embarked on a multi-leg tour which began on June 1, 2017. Assuming all goes according to plan, it will come to an end on December 9, 2017, in Australia. What else has Cole been up to lately? Well, for one thing, he has helped to produce songs for J.I.D., Logic, and Childish Major this year- said titles include, D/vision (feat. EarthGang), LAUDER, AfricAryaN, and Supply Luh.
This March, a documentary directed by the rapper himself titled, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyes Only also premiered on HBO- it has since been made available for streaming on Youtube.
J. Cole – 2017 Facts
Jermaine Lamarr Cole
Occupation and Job
Recording artist, rapper, record producer
J. Cole first garnered recognition for his debut mixtape, The Come Up in 2007. From there, his popularity has only continued to soar with his subsequent releases.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 32 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on January 28, 1985
Place of Birth/Hometown
J. Cole was born in Frankfurt, West Germany. After his family left the family, he moved with his mother and brother to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised.
He is of African American descent on his father’s side and of German descent on his mother’s side.
J. Cole Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’3″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 190cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 187 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 57kg
His body measurements are unknown at this time
33 inches or 84 cm
He wears a size 10 (US) shoe
J. Cole’s Personal Life in 2017
Is J. Cole in a Relationship?
J. Cole has been married to Melissa HeHolt, the Executive Director of the Dreamville Foundation, since January 2016.
J. Cole’s Previous Partners
At this time, we do not have any information on J. Cole’s previous relationships.
Unknown- he had abandoned the family when he was young
J. Cole does not have any sisters.
He has a brother named Zach Cole, whom he grew up with in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
J. Cole has a daughter with his wife Melissa Heholt, who was born in 2016. Known for keeping his private life under wraps, it wasn’t until earlier this year that it was revealed he had a child.
He went to a local high school in North Carolina, from which he graduated from with a 4.2 GPA.
Did J. Cole Go to College
Upon completing high school, he moved to New York City where he went to St. John’s University on a scholarship. Initially a computer science student, he later switched to business and communications; he attained his bachelor’s degree in 2007 with a 3.8 GPA.
At this time, we do not have any details on J. Cole’s salary.
As of 2017, Selena Gomez has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Even in his downtime, J. Cole likes making new beats- that and spending time with his family
Lobster Mac and Cheese and Catch in New York
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
His favorite rappers include Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Has, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay Z
Born on January 28, he is an Aquarius
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
J. Cole’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
J. Cole’s Facebook Account
J. Cole’s Twitter Username
J. Cole’s Instagram Username
J. Cole’s Youtube Channels
J. Cole’s Snapchat Username
J. Cole’s Snapchat username is @Jan28th
Other Interesting Facts:
- By the time he was seventeen, he was uploading songs to various internet forums under the name, “Therapist”
- In 2011, he was the supporting act for Canadian rapper Drake’s Light Dreams and Nightmare Tour in the UK
- Many individuals have compared his sounds to the likes of Nas’
- Prior to his big break, he worked several jobs to support himself- including as a file clerk during college
- At one point, he fell behind on his rent while living in New York. After receiving his sign-on bonus, he gave his landlord an extra amount