J Cole - Updated Dec 2023

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany

J Cole

J Cole is an American songwriter, singer, rapper, and music producer. J Cole is known for recording his 5 studio albums including 2014 Forest Hills Drive and 4 Your Eyez Only.

Early Life and Childhood

The 37-year-old Jermaine Lamarr Cole aka J Cole was born on January 28, 1985, in Frankfurt, Germany. Therefore, he has not revealed the name of his parents yet. His father is a veteran and works in the US Army. Likely, his mother serves in the United States Postal Service as a postal worker. He was raised by his mother because the family was abandoned by his father.

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Caption: Cole’s childhood photo. Source(Instagram)

He and his brother Zach Cole were raised together in the US, North Carolina. They got the chance to grow up in a multi-ethnic environment. He migrated to New York City and went to St. John’s University. He passed out with a 3.2 GPA in computer science. Similarly, he passed out Magna Cum Laude with a 3.8 GPA.

Professional life

At a young age, J Cole started his career with his cousin. They started learning basic tricks and nuances of music production on their own. They wrote lyrics on their own and upon receiving a drum machine from his mother. After he turned 16, he started refining his music production skills. He was sending his mixtapes to best-known in business like Jay Z and Eminem.

His first mixtape The Come Up was released but was not noticed by all. He stood out in Jay’s office and one day he was called by him. When he got the call he found himself lucky. Jay was not so impressed by him but he knew his passion.  Moreover, Jay gave him a chance and featured him in his album The Blueprint 3.

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Caption: Cole’s photo was captured while making a video. Source(Instagram)

Later he started collaborating with more artists. He came with his mixtape titled Friday Night Lights which also featured Drake, Omen, and Wale. He also went on different tours. Likewise, He released his first studio album Cole Story: The Other Side in 2011. Immediately, the album was a huge hit. Code also made a comeback with his album title 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The album was not promoted even as a super hit.

His biggest work was released in 2016 titled 4 Your Eyez Only. Similarly, it was listed at the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 charts.

Achievements and Net worth

Currently, J Cole is recognized and appreciated by many people. He has worked very hard to reach this peak. He has been nominated for Best Rap Performance at the Grammy Awards. Moreover, He was nominated for his long. Moreover, his album was selected for the Best Rap Album award. Likely, he has been receiving love from the people which is more than an award.

He has faced many problems while making his career. Surely, he has reached the peak of his career. He has released many hits. Moreover, he has surely been earning a huge amount of money. His estimated net worth is $2.5 million. Therefore, he has been living a happy and luxurious life with his family members.

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Caption: Cole taking a photo on the rooftop. Source(Instagram)

Personal life

During his college days, J Cole met Mellisa Heholt. They started dating each other but they haven’t revealed their marriage. In an interview, he said that he has a wife and a baby daughter. There is no information about their marriage. However, the couple has not made any media appearances together.

Rumors and controversies

At the 2013 MTV Video Music Award, J Cole and Diddy were involved in an argument after the party. The argument began after Diddy tried to confront rapper Kendrick Lamar over King of New York’s claim in his Control verse. Similarly, Diddy tried to pour a drink, and Lamar and Cole tried to interfere.

Due to this, there was a huge problem between their respective crew. In addition, there was also controversy created after his song False Prophets and Everybody Dies was released.

J Cole – Body measurement

J Cole is very good-looking and handsome. He has beautiful dark brown eyes color and black hair color. Moreover, the information about his height, weight, body measurement, etc is not revealed yet.

J Cole – Social media

He is active on different social media platforms. He has an Instagram account named @realcoliworld. Currently, he has gained 5.9 million followers in it. On his Facebook account name @JColeMusic, he has 5 million followers. In January 2009 he joined Twitter, with the name @JColeNC. Now, he has 13.9 million followers in it. Likely, he has his self-titled YouTube channel with 5.13 million followers in it.