A North Carolina native, Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk while his father was a fan of hardcore hip-hop artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube.

 

Since 2013, Cole has conducted an annual tour called “Dollar And A Dream” where fans willing to pay one dollar are treated to tracks from his early work.

J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label who released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. Featuring the single “Power Trip”. Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar.

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Australia Next Stop - 4YEOTour

The next stop on the highly successful and critically acclaimed 4 Your Eyez Only Tour continues next month in the down under. The whole team is looking forward to our fans in Australia.

#4YEOTour #Dreamville

Cole To Perform F1 Weekend In Abu Dhabi

Cole season continues with him set to perform at the Abu Dhabi GP/Yasalam 2017 After-Race Concerts on Friday November 24th, 2017. #InAbuDhabi #JColeAtF1

J. Cole Headlines The Real Show 11/18

J. Cole sets to headline Real 92.3 ‘The Real Show’ concert Saturday, November 18th at The Forum in Inglewood California.

Purchase tickets here here

See you soon.

J. Cole Praises ‘GQ’ Citizen Of The Year Colin Kaepernick

He’s been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick’s determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.

“Colin and I met years ago. I am—I was—a big 49ers fan. I met him during his breakout season. I actually went to the first game he really played in, against the Jets. I just happened to be at that game. It hit another level for me the second I learned he was taking a knee. And it wasn’t just that—it was when I saw the shit he was saying in the interviews when they pressed him about it. His answers were just so clear and potent. Like, right on point. And he wasn’t backing down. And he wasn’t afraid. He was just being honest. And it didn’t seem like he was looking for attention. It caught me off guard because, you know, nothing personally against him, I just didn’t know when I met him that the person with the biggest balls in sports would be him.

You’re talking about a guy in his athletic prime, who’s lived his whole life dreaming about playing football at a level that millions of kids dream to get to. And in his first big season, he takes his team to within five yards of winning a Super Bowl. But then, at some point in time, he becomes conscious about what’s happening in the world. And suddenly something that he’s been doing blindly for his whole life—standing for the national anthem—now feels uncomfortable. Why? Because now it feels phony! It feels like, Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for? I feel like we’re lying. And look what happens to him. Had he not done that, this guy would be making millions of dollars right now. Period, point blank. And more important than the money, he was living his dream. He sacrificed his dream.” – Cole

Full Story on GQ

COLE x TMRW MAGAZINE

TMRW Magagazines Sam Nahirny dropped in on our Nottingham stop of the tour, shot some great photos and chopped it up with folks about why he thinks Cole is important in 2017.

In the ever-growing complicated world we live in, J’s narrative and perspective on life’s issues is refreshing to say the least. Speaking to MceBisi, he shared one of the important topics that Cole has touched upon – “In a time where mental health seems to increasingly be an issue, J Cole’s musical journey has given me a blueprint of how one can navigate through life whilst walking on the very blurred line of confidence and humility

Full Interview

J. Cole x Dennis Smith

First-round pick, no features

J. Cole & Dennis Smith are putting Fayetteville, NC on the map!

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J. Cole Nominated at BET Awards 2017

J. Cole is up for two nominations at the BET Awards 2017. The show airs live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

Best Male Hip/Hop Artist – J. Cole

 Album of the Year – 4 Your Eyez Only

Full Nominee List 

J. Cole Talks about the Final Scene in 4YEO Doc

While J. Cole was traveling around the country shooting the film, 4 Your Eyez Only, he stopped at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA to speak with students and share an experience he had shooting a scene in the film.

Jay Z, J. Cole Headlining 2017 Made in America Festival

Budweiser has just released the official lineup to the 2017 Made In America Festival which is going down Sept. 2,—Sept. 3 in Philadelphia, and it’s going to be a stacked weekend. Jay Z and J. Cole will be featured headliners for the weekend, along with The Chainsmokers.

'4 Your Eyez Only' - A Dreamville Film, now on YouTube

Directed by J. Cole & Scott Lazer

#4YourEyezOnly

J. Cole x New York Times

J. Cole sat down with NY Times for a rare exclusive interview, where he talked about the current social & political climates, internal struggles, growth as a rapper, & whole lot more.

Interview

J. Cole Nominated at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced and J. Cole is up for ‘Top Rap Artist’ and ‘Top Rap Album’ for the platinum-selling, ‘4 Your Eyez Only’.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

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4 Your Eyez Only - A Dreamville Film

Another Dreamville Film. Cole and Scott Lazer team up for their second HBO special, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, named after his chart-topping album released last year. It comes after 2015’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, which featured footage from the tour following Cole’s third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

The new special will combine music performances and intimate interviews that highlight underdocumented voices. We visited Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ferguson, Missouri; and Cole’s native Fayetteville, North Carolina; as well as his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, to discuss the issues.

The hourlong special premieres April 15 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

4 Your Eyez Only

J. Cole’s fourth studio album is here, “4 Your Eyez Only”. The 10-track LP arrives on the anniversary of his third project, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”. The highly anticipated project was released via Dreamville Records and Roc Nation.

4YEO - World Tour

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour.  The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 21 at noon local time through Thursday, February 23 at 10pm local time.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24th, at www.dreamville.com/events (Australia dates go on sale Tuesday February 28th). Fans will also have the opportunity to gain access to ticket pre-sales on February 22nd at Dreamville.com

See you soon.

J. Cole - High for Hours

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Ibrahim 'Ib' Hamad Talks '4 Your Eyez Only'

While Cole has let the music speak for itself by shying away from interviews, Billboard called his manager and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad to discuss the rollout strategy for 4 Your Eyez Only, the viral joke that has become “going platinum with no features” and why grinding at a slow pace leads to success well worth the wait.

Full Interview

'4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY' DEBUTS #1 ON BILLBOARD

With just two weeks left in 2016, J. Cole notched the third-bestselling week of the year with 4 Your Eyez Only. The record sold 492,000 total copies in its first week, between 363,000 physical copies and another 118,000 from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs), Billboard reports. 4 Your Eyez Only is Cole’s fourth consecutive Number One album following 2011’s Cole World, 2013’s Born Sinner and 2014’s Forest Hills Drive.

4YEO CREDITS

“THANK YOU”

- Cole

FULL CREDITS

J. Cole - Everybody Dies

“If it’s meant to be, then it’ll be. If it’s not, then fuck it, I’ma try”

J. Cole - False Prophets

“I hear my old shit and know I can top it”