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J Cole: How did he rise to fame? How much is he worth?

Jermaine Lamarr Cole known famously with his stage name J. Cole, is am American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. He achieved worldwide recognition in the early 2010s. After he signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, he started his worldwide tour, and he sold huge amounts of records, produced for Kendrick Lamar. He even received recognition from Barack Obama.

With the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007, J. Cole received fame and went ahead to pursue a musical career as a rapper. He then went ahead to release The Warm Up (2009) and Friday Night Lights (2010) which received critical acclaim.

Quick facts about J. Cole

  • Name: Jermaine Lamarr Cole
  • Also known as: Therapist, Hollywood Cole, Kill Edward
  • Birth Date: January 28, 1985
  • Present age: 35 years old
  • Birth Place: Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Genres: Hip hop
  • Famous as: Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Net worth: US $60 million
  • Years active: 2007–present
  • Spouse(s): Melissa Heholt ​(m. 2015)​
  • Children: 2

Early life of J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on January 28, 1985 in Frankfurt, West Germany. He had a rough childhood because of the family issues. He joined the Terry Sanford Orchestra as a violinist, and started to teach himself rapping and production. He rapped as Blaza, then as Therapist, and he remarks, “We used to look through the dictionary for rap names.” He looked forward to improve his production skills, and after graduation from high school, he moved to New York to attend St John’s University, to graduate as magna cum laude in 2007 with a degree in communications.

What about his career?

The most influential work of J. Cole is his 2016 work, ‘4 your eyez only’, and it debuted at the number one spot in the Billboard 200 charts. It made the third largest sales only behind Drake’s ‘Views’ and Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’.

J. Cole had began his career under Jay Z who gave him a chance to feature in one of the songs for his album ‘The Blueprint 3’. Cole’s song received critical acclaim and this led him to release more albums and mixtapes.

Some of his best songs are: “Love Yourz” (2014), “Get Free ColeWorld” (2012), “The Cure” (2012), “Lights Please” (2009), “Power Trip” (2013), “Breakdown” (2011), “Too Deep For the Intro” (2010), “Return of Simba” (2011).

What about his personal life?

J. Cole started dating Mellisa Heholt quite early and it was only in 2016 that Cole revealed that he has a wife and a baby daughter who was born in 2016. Cole is the founder of Dreamville Records and Dreamville foundation.

How much is he worth?

J. Cole has an estimated net worth of US $60 million. J Cole is a famous America record producer and hip -hop artist. He was famous as one of the great rapper, after the release of the mixtape ‘The come Up’ in 2007 which instantly grabbed the attention of Jay Z.

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