Name: J. Cole
Neighborhood: "Midtown, but Queens in my heart."
Occupation: Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist. His sophomore album, Born Sinner, is out later this year. Listen to the first single, "Power Trip," featuring Miguel, here.
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J.Cole's Hometown Visit Is A Dream Come True For Youngsters
"Cole, whose real name is Jermaine, and the Dreamville Foundation team went to the Fayetteville Urban Ministry's Find-A-Friend home on Rowan Street, where 45 kids were waiting to meet the Fayetteville native and Terry Sanford High graduate."
Head over to FayObserver.com to read more about J. Cole's recent visit to Fayetteville, NC.
J. Cole Talks Skating Rinks, His Artistic Evolution and Illuminati Decoder Rings With VICE
"J. Cole is by far one of the most popular rappers in the United States of America, but for some reason it seems like he never really gets the credit he’s due. The fact of the matter is that J. Cole makes smart, accessible pop-rap in a landscape that rarely rewards such a thing. Though he’s signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and openly and honestly operates within the pop-rap idiom, J. Cole is an auteur in a landscape where major rap albums are assembled by committee. On the eve of a visit to speak at Harvard, J.
I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have.
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) .
Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them.