J. Cole or Jermaine Lamarr Cole is an American rapper. He was born on January 28th, 1985 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole was born at a US military base in West Germany because his dad was stationed there in the US Army. His dad is African-American and his mom is full German. J graduated high school with an incredible 4.2 GPA and received a scholarship at St. John’s University in New York where he felt his music career would have a better chance. He graduated in 2007 magma cum laude with a 3.8 GPA.
These are lyrics from his song, ‘Want You To Fly’, “God is real and he’s using me for a bigger purpose/So fuck the world that would have you think that a nigga worthless/Sometimes I think that these verses can help a person way more than the ones they reading in churches on days of worship/No disrespect to the Lord and Savior that ain’t just ego/I just observed that those words no longer relate to people.”
“I’d just like to take this moment to say Fuck Donald Trump,” said Cole while performing his song ‘No Role Modelz’ from his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
Cole loves eating the lobster mac and cheese at Catch in New York City. He says Tupac is the greatest New Yorker of all time (Tupac was born in New York.)
Cole married Melissa Heholt in 2015 and the couple has been together since.
Cole was the president of the pan-African club at his college. He began rapping at 12 years old and realized he could follow his dream when his mother bought him a music sampler as a gift in 2000. He worked on his production skills with FL Studio and released music under the moniker, ‘Therapist.’ He aspires to one day open up a Cheesecake Factory.