Height: 6'2"/188 cm
Weight: 185 lbs/84 kg
Shoe size: 10 (US)/43 (EU)
Measurements (chest-waist-biceps): 43-33-14 in / 109-84-35 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
J Cole began rhyming at the age of 14 after his cousin taught him the basics of rhyming and puns. Inspired by rappers like 2Pac, Nas, Eminem, and Jay-Z, Cole decided that he would tell life stories in his tracks. By the age of 15, he already had notebooks “clogged” with rhymes, but there were no bits to which these rhymes could be written.
At 17, he began posting his tracks on various online forums under the nickname "Therapist". After graduating from college, there were two ways to choose: he would become famous or go to work, he chose the first. But his path to fame was not so simple.
In 2009, the 24-year-old Jermaine Lamarr Cole somehow ended up in the same studio with Jay Z and Beyonce. By that time, he had been listed as an artist of Roc Nation for three months already. Being watched by the Carters, he had to write one verse. The pressure was unenviable.
All summer, he waited, healed his nerves, to find out if that verse would fall into the final version of Jay Z's song “A Star Is Born". It was a moment of truth for Jermain when the tracklist was published, and the song “A Star Is Born" with an additional note “with the participation of J Cole" in it.
They say he’s very friendly. Almost immediately you become very comfortable when talking with him. No pressure. He is very sincere. An ordinary guy, a conversation with whom gives the impression of a normal meaningful discussion, instead of set questions and answers.
Name: Jermaine Lamarr Cole
Nickname: J. Cole, Blaza, Therapist
Date of Birth: January 28, 1985
Place of Birth: Frankfurt, West Germany
Place of Residence: Fayetteville, North Carolina, the US
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Education: Terry Sanford High School, St. John’s University
Relationships: He’s married to Melissa Heholt, his long-time love.
Children: Daughter Nina (born in December 2016)
Awards and Honors:
1) Bet Hip Hop Awards: Best Mixtape (2011), Impact Track (2013, 2015), Best Live Performer (2015), Album of the Year (2015);
2) Billboard Music Awards: Top Rap Album (2015).