Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole first received recognition in 2007, following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up. Shortly after the release of The Come Up, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay-Z and subsequently signed to his record label Roc Nation, in 2009. In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole's third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010.
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- J. Cole chats to Semtexhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d46xh.jpg2013-07-22T17:00:00ZSemtex catches up with J. Cole to talk about his latest album, Born Sinner.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p01d46xmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
J. Cole chats to Semtex
- J. Cole - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwljn.jpg2013-06-25T13:24:00ZHighlights of J. Cole's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p01bwll0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
J. Cole - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlights
- J Cole: 1Xtra Live 2011 performance highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdkvj.jpg2011-12-29T23:59:00ZWatch performance highlights as J Cole takes to the stage on the second night of 1Xtra Live in Birminghamhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p00mrh05Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
J Cole: 1Xtra Live 2011 performance highlights
- J Cole chats to Sarah-Jane Crawford and Twin Bhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdc9z.jpg2011-11-30T00:00:57ZJ Cole chats to Sarah-Jane Crawford and Twin B after his performance at 1Xtra Live 2011 in Birminghamhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p00m6mlqSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 12 mins
J Cole chats to Sarah-Jane Crawford and Twin B
- Getting ready for 1Xtra Live!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd277.jpg2011-11-22T00:00:32ZSee Labrinth, Ms Dynamite, J Cole, Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder, Maverick Sabre, Mz Bratt and Kelly Rowland hanging in the 1Xtra studios ahead of our massive music event!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p00lw8rsSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Getting ready for 1Xtra Live!
- Semtex - J Cole interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ccd51.jpg2011-10-04T23:00:38ZUS hip hop star J Cole catches up with Semtex backstage at his New York album Launch Party.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p00kwj86Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Semtex - J Cole interview
- J. Cole freestyle for Westwoodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c86nh.jpg2011-03-22T00:00:00ZRecorded in the summer of 2010, as J. Cole supported label boss Jay-Z in the UK.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p00fvgpmSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
J. Cole freestyle for Westwood
- Westwood - J. Cole freestyle in the studio!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bn3x0.jpg2010-07-30T00:00:00ZJ Cole is in the studio for a blistering freestyle.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/875203e1-8e58-4b86-8dcb-7190faf411c5?clipfocus=p0094hk3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Westwood - J. Cole freestyle in the studio!
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