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.
4YEO - World Tour
J. Cole - High for Hours
Produced by Elite & Cam O’bi
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.
'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.
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.
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”
E Y E Z, a Dreamville documentary from Cole available to everyone on Tidal now. ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ out December 9th
Dreamville x Lollapalooza
Dreamville is set to perform at the 25th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer!
Details + Tix @ Lollapalooza
Bas - Night Job feat. J. Cole
Fresh off the release of his second album Too High to Riot, Bas gets on his “Night Job” in his latest video featuring J. Cole. Directed by Andrew Nissonian, the clip is set in a dark one and gritty location while the Dreamville signee rhymes about women, his lifestyle and the lessons he’s learned.
J. Cole to perform at DNC Fundraiser
J. Cole is scheduled to perform at President Obama’s Democratic National Committee fundraiser during SXSW. The event takes place March 11.
Visit DNC.org for more info!
J. Cole nominated at iHeartRadio Music Awards
iHeartRadio just announced the nominees for their 2016 Music Awards. J. Cole is up for the following nominations:
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
R&B Song of the Year – Planes (Jeremih feat. J. Cole)
The award show airs April 3. More info @ iHeart
J. Cole - Love Yourz
History turned into an Album. Cole drops his latest visual for Love Yourz, fresh from his new album Forest Hills Drive Live. The video captures the spirit of life on the road and whats most important in life. Dreamville, Love Yourz.
Forest Hills Drive Live
History turned into an album. Just in time for Cole’s born day, Forest Hills Drive Live includes thirteen tracks recorded live from Cole’s sold-out show at Crown Coliseum in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. The show was also featured in his HBO documentary Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming.
Ryan Coogler interviews J. Cole at #MLKNOW
Cole sits down with Ryan Coogler on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. They speak about injustice, racism and steps for tomorrow.
Trae Tha Truth feat J. Cole & Ink - Children of Men
Trae is back with newly released visuals for ‘Children of Men’ feat. J Cole & Ink. The story follows a young man whose actions force him to spend time in jail.
J. Cole added to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
The historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival just announced their lineup for 2016 and it is rather impressive! Performances include J. Cole, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg and much more!
Details & Tickets HERE