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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4 Your Eyez Only

Set to release on the anniversary of 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole announces his fourth studio album “For Your Eyez Only”. The anticipated project will be available everywhere December 9th. Peep the track-list and pre-order below:

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E Y E Z, a Dreamville documentary from Cole available to everyone on Tidal now. ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ out December 9th

http://smarturl.it/4YEO

Dreamville @ Lollapalooza

Dreamville tookover the iconic Lollapalooza in Chicago last weekend. Performances included Bas, Cozz, Omen and Cole.

Catch some photos and videos from the festival below.

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Pemberton + Outside Lands

J. Cole will be headlining the largest music festivals in the wild west this summer. Bas will be joining in BC for the Pemberton Music Festival.

Details & Tix:

Pemberton

 Outside Lands

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

J. Cole joins the 2016 Bonnaroo Festival

Bonnaroo is back again! The Tennessee music and arts festival announced the lineup for its 15-year anniversary  including J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore, Miguel and many more!

For details + tickets, visit BONNAROO



J. Cole: Road to Homecoming – Aint Nothing Like That (Episode 4)

See J. Cole sell out Madison Square Garden before returning to his old stomping grounds in episode four of the Road to Homecoming. The Forest Hills Drive Tour moves into Act III – more of everything. J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming premieres Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10PM on HBO. 2014 Forest Hills Drive album available now.

J. Cole: Road to Homecoming – This Is What You Wanted (Episode 3)

Where were you when you heard Friday Night Lights? J. Cole’s fans remember how the mixtape affected them. Take a front row seat to J. Cole’s Dollar and A Dream Tour in Episode 3 of the Road to Homecoming miniseries. J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming premieres Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10PM on HBO. 2014 Forest Hills Drive album available now.

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J. Cole: Road to Homecoming – Aint Nothing Like That (Episode 2)

Take a trip behind the scenes of the Forest Hills Drive Tour with @JColeNC in episode 2 of the road to homecoming at vimeo.com/JColeHomecoming

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J. Cole: Road to Homecoming – Fuck Money, Spread Love (Episode 1)

Go behind the scenes as J. Cole stops in New York, London and North Carolina to get 2014 Forest Hills Drive release ready.

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J. Cole and HBO announce Series leading to January special

Read this. Then watch this. New episode every Wednesday leading up to concert film on . – Cole

 

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ROTD2 Crawl in NYC

 

 

NYC received a special treat last night after Dreamville decided to bar crawl to celebrate the release of ROTD 2.  The crawl stops were announced through subway flyers and eventually caught up online as fans tried to track the impromptu shows from stop to stop. Performers included  Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen and Dreamville’s latest signee, Lute.

 

Mez talks all things FHD

 

Dreamville’s own sound engineer Juro ‘Mez’ Davis caught up with Complex to talk all things Forest Hills Drive. He spoke on how him and Cole met, process of recording the album and future of Cole’s sound.

You can read the full Interview @ Complex