10 Things You Didn’t Know About J Cole

1. J Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany's fifth largest city.
1. J Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany's fifth largest city.
2. His mother, Kay Cole is German and is an actress.
2. His mother, Kay Cole is German and is an actress.
3. When J. Cole got his signing bonus he took care of his New York landlord, a man called Muhammad who allowed him to fall back on his rent while he was waiting to get a deal. J then added a bit extra to the amount he owed.
3. When J. Cole got his signing bonus he took care of his New York landlord, a man called Muhammad who allowed him to fall back on his rent while he was waiting to get a deal. J then added a bit extra to the amount he owed.
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 28: J. Cole attends a private party for CEMA presented by VEVO at Cuvee on October 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for VEVO)
4. J. Cole has worked as a file clerk when in college, a bill collector when he graduated college and also worked at a skate rink in Fayetteville, where he had to dress up as a kangaroo at times, the rinks mascot.
4. J. Cole has worked as a file clerk when in college, a bill collector when he graduated college and also worked at a skate rink in Fayetteville, where he had to dress up as a kangaroo at times, the rinks mascot.
<> fuse Studios on October 25, 2011 in New York City.
5. J Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's new Roc Nation label.
5. J Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's new Roc Nation label.
<> SiriusXM Studio on September 26, 2011 in New York City.
6. His full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole.
6. His full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole.
ATLANTA - OCTOBER 02: J. Cole attends the BET Hip Hop Awards '10 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
7. J Cole's fascination of rapping started at the age of 14 when J. Money put him in the rap game and his cousin showed him the basics of rhyming and word play.
7. J Cole's fascination of rapping started at the age of 14 when J. Money put him in the rap game and his cousin showed him the basics of rhyming and word play.
arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
8. J Cole went to St. John's University, majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude. Impressive!
8. J Cole went to St. John's University, majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude. Impressive!
poses in the press room at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
9. His birthday is January 28, 1985.
9. His birthday is January 28, 1985.
<> the 2011 BET Awards nominees announcement at BET Studios on May 17, 2011 in New York City.
10. At 8 months old he and his mother moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole often shouts out his hometown dubbed "the Ville."
10. At 8 months old he and his mother moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole often shouts out his hometown dubbed "the Ville."
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 28: J. Cole attends a private party for CEMA presented by VEVO at Cuvee on October 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for VEVO)
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