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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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  • raymaxxp

    why is no one mentioning how awesome "St. Tropez" is ??

    16 May 4:10pm Reply
  • Kaczterycztery

    Love Yourz make me wanna cry...

    11 May 9:40pm Reply
  • alex_robe

    i'll never stop to listening forest hills drive. it's so powerful and emotional album. brilliant.

    11 May 9:48am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    "underground hip hop" bruh people tagging must be smoking dust

    5 May 1:36am Reply
  • bkelleher

    This dude would be a lot cooler if he wasn't so self-congratulatory. I dig his new album except for all that shit.

    22 Apr 3:19pm Reply
  • erzadel

    I don't usually listen to this kind of music so I'm pleasantly happy that I enjoy his music!

    17 Apr 2:14pm Reply
  • marshalldante

    v Until race and the systems that help it thrive are dismantled, nope.

    16 Apr 3:24pm Reply
  • Cosm01

    race discussions are so last century

    16 Apr 7:37am Reply
  • amneckbeard

    him being like quinn cook is a huge plus too

    10 Apr 8:08am Reply
  • iZZidane

    Should have stayed at Liverpool [37]

    30 Mar 3:01pm Reply
  • ninetythreeTIL

    keep your flirting in the inbox you faggots

    28 Mar 4:00pm Reply
  • jess502

    Keep up

    22 Mar 11:57pm Reply
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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!

    6 Mar 10:37pm 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]

    6 Mar 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
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