Jermaine Lamarr Cole popularly known as J. Cole is an American German rapper and producer. Jermaine was born at US military base in Frankfurt on January 28th, 1985 but raised in Fayetteville. Cole developed his passion for music and basketball at a tender age.
Cole began rapping at the age of 12 and decided to pursue the profession of becoming a rapper. Cole graduated high school with good grades and got a scholarship at St. John’s University in New York.
He was the president of Haraya, a pan-African student coalition back on campus. He graduated Magna cum laude.
Cole was the first artist signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009. Over the years, Cole has grown into becoming an influential rapper. Cole has won awards like Bet Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards.
J. Cole Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
J. Cole as called by his fans previously had the rap names; Blaza and Therapist. Cole has always been a passionate and hardworking musician since childhood. Cole even extended his devotedness to his relationship with his lover who later became his wife, then his family.
J. Cole Wife
J. Cole, the influential American German rapper, and producer have been married to his wife, Melissa Heholt for the past 7 years. The couple met at St. John’s University and dated for 9 years before finally married in 2015.
Melissa is a businesswoman who owns, Statice Management Company and is the Executive director of DreamVille Foundation. Melissa and Cole have two sons together and are still happily married.
J. Cole Children
J. Cole and his wife Melissa Heholt have two sons together. J. Cole confirmed the existence of his two sons in a candid personal essay titled “The Audacity”.
J. Cole Parents
J. Cole was born on January 28th, 1985. Cole’s father is an African American who worked in the U.S Army and his mother Kay, an European American who worked in the U.S Postal service. Cole’s father left them when he was only 8 months old.
Cole’s mother, Kay became a major contributor to his lifelong career as a musician. At age 12, Kay gifted Cole an ASR-X sampler during Christmas which inspired Cole to pursue a career in production.
Kay later purchased the Roland TRT-808 drum machine in order to help Cole to understand production further. J.Cole’s mother, Kay Cole is a recovering addict.
J. Cole Siblings
J. Cole, the popular American rapper has an older brother, Zach Cole. There is not much information about Cole’s sibling.
J. Cole Nationality and Ethnicity
Cole the talented rapper and record producer is of mixed ethnicity and holds an American Nationality.