Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) in Frankfurt, Germany


Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.


60 Million dollars


Jermaine Lamarr Cole, known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American rapper, mixtape producer and music producer. He was brought into the limelight by Jay Z himself and thanks to his sheer skills and understanding of music, he made a great name for himself in the American rap industry.He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as non-profit organization the Dreamville Foundation.


Technically, yes. Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on January 28, 1985, at an American military base in Frankfurt, West Germany as his father is an African American veteran, who served in the U.S. Army, and his mother, Kay, is a European American who was a postal worker for the United States Postal Service.
Not long after his birth however, his family returned to North Carolina where Jermaine actually grew up.


A lot ft. 21 Savage


1.88 cm / 6.1 feet


He wrote on Twitter about this topic: “I used to be a kanye Fan, I still bump his older classics albums because those albums were hallmarks to me. Other than that, Kanye changed but just not for the better”


No. J. Cole isn’t quitting his rapping career.

It seems as the rumors stem from a statement issued by J. Cole in 2021.
In an interview with Slam magazine, talking about the possibility of retirement, J. Cole said: “Oh, bro, I’m super comfortable with the potential of being done with this s**t”.
“But, I’m never going to say, ‘Oh, this is my last album.’ … Because I never know how I’m going to feel two years, three years, four years down the line, 10 years down the line, but please believe, I’m doing all this work for a reason,” he added.


The short answer is that he is better than you think he is.

The long answer is that he has always been a basketball enthusiast.
Cole played basketball at Sanford High School in North Carolina and was briefly a walk-on player at St. John’s University. The Grammy-winning rapper, however, made the decision to focus on music and never played a Division I game.

In 2021 he played in the Basketball Africa League (BAL) for the Rwanda Patriots, but his stint did not last long due to personal reasons.

Between the end of 2021 and now he has played in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) with the Patriots BBC and currently he is signed with the Scarborough Shooting Stars.


Cole is married to Melissa Heholt, with whom he has two children.


Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on January 28,at a U.S. Army base in Frankfurt.


Cole moved to New York and attended St John’s University, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in communications.

His debut mixtape, The Come Up, also came out this same year. It was largely self-produced, but also saw him rapping over beats from Kanye West, Large Professor and Just Blaze.


Release of his second mixtape “The Warm Up” which was played to Jay Z. He was so impressed that he quickly signed Cole to Roc Nation.


“Friday Night Lights” mixtape is released.


“Cole World: The Sideline Story”, Cole debut album is released and would go on to be certified platinum.


“Born Sinner” comes out with Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent as guests.


“2014 Forest Hills Drive” comes out in December and premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, despite a lack of advance singles or marketing. It wins several awards, including Billboard Rap Album of the Year, and is later certified double platinum.


“4 Your Eyez Only”, comes out just before Christmas and also goes to No. 1


In April Cole releases his fifth studio album, KOD, which shatters Spotify’s opening-day streaming record en route to the Billboard top spot. Cole also becomes the first artist to debut three simultaneous singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Kevin’s Heart,” “ATM” and KOD’s title track all surfacing on the chart.


Cole performed at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game for its halftime show on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte. He performed “Middle Child”, “A Lot”, “ATM”, “Love Yourz” and “No Role Modelz”.

Cole’s collaboration with 21 Savage “A Lot” received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, making this his first Grammy Award win


On July, Cole released his debut signature shoe in collaboration with Puma called the PUMA RS-Dreamer.


“The Off Season” is released.

On May 10, Cole signed a contract with the Rwanda-based Patriots Basketball Club in the Basketball Africa League.


He is named as the cover athlete for NBA 2K23.

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