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Fayetteville NC, United States (2007 – present)

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany), better known simply as J. Cole, is an American rapper and producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation after Jay heard his single Lights Please. He released his debut mixtape The Come Up in 2007 and followed this up with 2009’s The Warm Up and 2010’s Friday Night Lights. Songfacts reports that he dropped his first official single, Work Out on June 15, 2011, the two-year anniversary of The Warm Up. He released his highly anticipated debut album “Cole World: The Sideline Story” on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with approximately 218,000 units sold.

Cole has appeared on the cover of The Source and Beyond Race magazines, as well as being featured as one of XXL’s 2010 Freshmen. Cole appeared on Jay-Z’s 2009 album The Blueprint 3, on the track A Star is Born, and is also featured on labelmate Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit. Most recently, he was touring with Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, and Trey Songz on The Blueprint 3 tour. In January 2010, along with Jay Electronica and Mos Def, he appeared on the first single from the new Reflection Eternal album, Just Begun.

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  • mohammadaqudah

    I really want to see Cole live though! Artists never tour in my country :( enjoy it with your gf fam!

    yesterday evening Reply

    I know a shitload of guys that like Drake. And yes I am super light skin, I am not white. Guess what fam I get to see J.Cole in the summer with my girlfriend. Gonna be dope.

    Yesterday 12:16pm Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    @CHASINGXGHOSTS Speaking of Drake. Drake is the most feminine and soft rapper, mostly girls enjoy Drake, especially his R&B music. He asked for shirtless pictures of J Cole, you could've not offended him and just ditched his comment and carried on but you insisted on calling him a "faggot", and I just opened his profile and apparently he posts decent shit on female artists' shoutboxes. Many heterosexual people on this website post "she cannot sing but tits", especially on Nicki Minaj's shoutbox or Katy Perry's. And you are in no position to say "n*****" because you are apparently white and that is disrespectful, listening to Kendrick or Cole or Drizzy makes you in no position to say it. [judging from your pics, or maybe you are super light skin]

    Yesterday 1:11am Reply

    No no it's not that. I was you know, listening to Drake, I was draking and shit right and this nigga over there posting ''i'd luv to see his cock''. Like it's okay if you're gay, I have no problem with that, it's just he's being so overzealous and wants everyone to know he's gay. You don't see me declaring my heterosexuality everywhere, saying shit like ''Man I want to see my girlfriend's pussy!'' or ''Can't wait to fuck my girlfriend hard as fuck!'' because that may be shit I think, but that's shit to keep to yourself.

    4 Mar 3:07am Reply
  • PhnomPencil

    lol this guy fits the definition of underground hip hop less than me, and all i do is talk. at least no one's heard of me.

    3 Mar 6:39am Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    @CHASINGXGHOSTS that was not the point. point was is that you must respect other people regardless of their sexual orientation :)

    3 Mar 12:35am Reply

    @mohammadaqudah don't need to fap to katy perry i got my girlfriend lmao

    2 Mar 12:32pm Reply
  • gelbrownnn

    His song with Treasure Davis, "May The Bitter Man Win", is amazinggggg. You've got to check it out!

    1 Mar 3:58am Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    @CHASINGXGHOSTS I love you ville fam but you have no right to call the dude gay for asking for shirtless photos. you never asked for girls (half-)naked photos? stop playin' we all know you fap to Katy Perry's tits :P

    27 Feb 10:30pm Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    @garystone no he never posed shirtless but I remember him being shirtless at a basketball game somewhere early in his career.

    27 Feb 10:28pm Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    "wackest rapper alive" -a person who listens to Chance the Rapper

    27 Feb 3:51pm Reply

    shut up fag

    24 Feb 8:21pm Reply
  • garystone

    ¿Has he ever posed shirtless?

    21 Feb 9:53pm Reply
  • rogueguy94

    Can I make a million dollars if I want to?

    20 Feb 8:43am Reply
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    18 Feb 1:18pm Reply
  • c0rdell

    wackest rapper out

    13 Feb 1:21am Reply
  • YaKillaCJ

    This album definitely blew me away. I thought he was aight but I honestly didnt care for his previous Albums. 2014 Forest Hills Drive is sick and an instant album that must be anyone whom serious about keeping a solid music collection. I see people replaying this in there headphones a decade late like "I havent heard this in awhile" moments. Good Job J. Cole

    10 Feb 4:35am Reply
  • xxkasumixx

    Forest Hills Drive is one of the best albums of 2014 ♥

    3 Feb 2:15pm Reply
  • lfernandopsb

    cole the god

    28 Jan 11:32pm Reply
  • natalskaa

    Happy Birthday Jermaine ♥

    28 Jan 7:55pm Reply
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