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, J. 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.
J. Cole’s projects hardly miss platinum certificate, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 32 years old American Hiphop recording rap artist and producer becomes the first who’s song album “Forest Hill Drive” dropped in 2014 went two times platinum, certified by the, Recording Industry Association of America, not only his album going dual platinum but almost all his released album goes platinum even without the feature of other artists.
“RIAA” Recording Industry Association Of America is an organization that represents the musical recording industry’s intellectual property rights, in which they organize golden awards for the artists who their contents sells more than one million copies in the US, J. Cole has attained multiple awards from this body and he seems to be a record breaker.
J. Cole release his debute album, “Cole World” the sideline story, in 2011 which got certified platinum, also his next couple album releases, 2013’s “Born Sinner and 2014’s “Forest Hill Drive” which earned positive reviews while they also get certified platinum in the US. His recent released album of December 2016 call “4 Your Eyes Only” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was also certified platinum in April 2017.
J. Cole was also factualised to be the first hiphop artist in the US who went double platinum without the feature of any external artist in the album but him, since as far back as 25 years ago, and speculations have it said that J. Cole’s inspiration behind being on his projects alone without featuring any artist as he wins comes from his upcoming experiences as he has pleased a lot of big hiphop artists who were in trend in the likes of JayZ and more when he was still coming up which almost the outcome for him do end up with a lot of call backs and Lethargies.