J. Cole
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Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes after signing to Jay Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.

Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics, while being both certified platinum in the US. 2014's Forest Hills Drive also went platinum with absolutely no features. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. In December 2016 Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in April 2017.

Self-taught on piano, Cole also acts as a producer alongside his hip hop career, producing singles for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as handling the majority of the production in his own projects. He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as non-profit organization the Dreamville Foundation. In January 2015, Cole decided to house single mothers rent-free in his childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
2020
How you gon' lead, when you attackin' the very same n****s that really do need the shit that you sayin'? / Instead of conveying you holier, come help get us up to speed
J. Cole
Snow on tha Bluff
Noname
2020
But niggas in the back quiet as a church mouse / Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out / I guess the ego hurt now / It's time to go to work, wow, look at him go / He really 'bout to write about me when the world is in smokes? / When it's people in trees? / When George was beggin' for his mother saying he couldn't breathe / You thought to write about me?
Noname
Song 33
J. Cole
2019
If I smoke a rapper, it’s gon' be legit/It won’t be for clout, it won’t be for fame/It won’t be ‘cause my sh*t ain’t sellin’ the same/It won’t be to sell you my latest lil' sneakers/It won’t be ‘cause some ni**a slid in my lane.
J. Cole
Middle Child
Kanye West
2018
So much props. You dissed a 17-year-old. Lame ass jit.
J. Cole
1985
Lil Pump
2018
You heard Cole on that song, he was tryna hate.
Kanye West
What Would Meek Do? (Unreleased)
J. Cole
2017
f—ck J. Cole
Lil Pump
Fuck J. Cole
J. Cole
2016
I hate these rappers / Especially the amateur 8-week rappers / Lil 'whatever,' just another short-bus rapper / Fake drug dealers turn tour-bus trappers / Napoleon complex, you-this-tall rappers.
J. Cole
Everybody Die's
Lil Pump
2016
When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/ It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately/There was a time when this nigga was my hero maybe/That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take/’Cause I believed him when he said his shit was purer and he the type of nigga swear he real but all around is fake
J. Cole
False Prophets
Kanye West
2013
Next thing I know that long ass verse from a song called "Control" was on / The room got nearer, the tune got clearer / That's when I seen the shit playing on your phone / Girl, what is that a ringtone? / Shit, not you too / Man the hype done got you too
J. Cole
TKO (Remix)
Kendrick Lamar
2013
I'm usually homeboys with the same niggas I'm rhymin' with / But this is hip-hop, and them niggas should know what time it is / And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale / Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake / Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller / I got love for you all, but I'm tryna murder you niggas / Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas / They don't wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas
Kendrick Lamar
Control
J. Cole