25 Things You Didn't Know About J. Cole

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 06-10-2013, 11:59 PM         #1
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25 Things You Didn't Know About J. Cole
 

 
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Next week just might be the biggest week in J. Cole's life because his highly anticipated sophomore album, Born Sinner, hits stores. Of course, the album has already hit the Internet—it leaked last week and Cole opted to bite the bullet and just stream the album for free on his site.

But the leak might end up helping Cole. So far, the album has received positive reviews for Cole's improved production and the honesty in his rhymes (check out our first impressions right here). Highlighted by "Let Nas Down," Cole continues to reveal the intimate details of his life. Still, despite learning about Cole through his music, we're willing to bet there's plenty you still don't know about the Roc Nation rapper. So with his album a week away, here are 25 Things You Didn't Know About J. Cole.



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As a teenager in Fayetteville, J. Cole was down with a rap duo called Bomm Sheltuh.

Cole became serious about rapping at age 15 when he hooked up Bomm Sheltuh. The group's members, Nervous Reck and FilthE Ritch, became mentors to Cole and he stayed in touch with them for years.

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Before calling himself J. Cole, his original rap names were Blaza and then Therapist.

When J. Cole first got down with Bomm Sheltuh (as in, bomb Shelter), he used to go by the rap name Blaza. But they all agreed the name had to go, so he dug through the dictionary and ended up with the name Therapist. However, a name like Therapist was quite problematic during the Myspace era, because when you see a URL like myspace.com/therapist it kinda looks like his name is The Rapist. Arrested Development fans know what we mean. He eventually adopted the moniker J. Cole before dropping The Come Up.

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J. Cole used to work at a skate rink in Fayetteville where, at times, he had to dress up as a kangaroo, the skating rink's mascot.

A lot of J. Cole's everyman appeal comes from the fact that he lived such an average life. Like many of us, he had a series of fairly crappy jobs growing up. As a teenager, he worked at a skating rink where he had to occasionally dress up as a damn kangaroo. And you think your job sucks.

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In his younger years, J. Cole once sported a rat-tail hair style with a "Bobby Brown fade."

If you're visualizing that image and think it can't get any worse, trust us it does. After telling GQ UK about his worst haircut, he went on to say, "It was long enough to wrap around my face. I used to chew on the end and bite it." Eww.


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26 comments for "25 Things You Didn't Know About J. Cole"

 5 years ago '04        #2
DJ Maximum|M 47 heat pts47
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j.cole as a kangaroo someone photoshop that sh*t ill put it as my sig
 5 years ago '05        #3
Danger Zone 58 heat pts58
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I wonder if it was the round a bout on raeford road he worked at
 5 years ago '10        #4
ReelCeasar 181 heat pts181
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25 facts about this boring n*gga
 5 years ago '07        #5
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 Chance902 said:
25 facts about this boring n*gga
yet you just couldnt wait to enter the thread and post about this "boring a.ss n*gga"

da fu*k does that make you
 06-11-2013, 01:28 AM         #6
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Didnt read.

Edit : rat tail
 5 years ago '07        #7
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tl; fell asleep
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ReelCeasar 181 heat pts181
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 1LynguisticMind said:
yet you just couldnt wait to enter the thread and post about this "boring a.ss n*gga"

da fu*k does that make you
both boring n*ggas? you mad that I called your favorite rapper boring
 06-11-2013, 11:58 AM         #10
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 5 years ago '10        #11
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Therapist
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I remember when he was young, he used to stay the weekend over a teammate's house and we used to ball in my childhood neighborhood. Used to give the young boy that work! Never thought he would be a international superstar but I'm proud of him. Cole was a cool lil n*gga coming up. Quiet but cool.
 06-11-2013, 07:37 PM         #13
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 5 years ago '09        #14
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 Liban said:
Therapist
The Rapist
 5 years ago '11        #15
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He seems like a cool cat to me. Its good to see a rapper without a trap background. For
a minute it started to seem like every rapper that comes out some way some how
worked around drugs or something in their child hood or something. Its corny
 06-11-2013, 09:19 PM         #16
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K.Dot is better
 06-11-2013, 09:19 PM         #17
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 1LynguisticMind said:
yet you just couldnt wait to enter the thread and post about this "boring a.ss n*gga"

da fu*k does that make you
an internet forum poster...
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 YoungRockJizzay said:
I remember when he was young, he used to stay the weekend over a teammate's house and we used to ball in my childhood neighborhood. Used to give the young boy that work! Never thought he would be a international superstar but I'm proud of him. Cole was a cool lil n*gga coming up. Quiet but cool.



What hood my n*gga?
 06-11-2013, 11:53 PM         #19
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J. Cole is the american version of drake.

but lamer.
 5 years ago '06        #20
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I couldn't find that drunken video.
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