ARTIST OF THE MONTH: J.COLE

Here are few interesting facts about our featured artist for March 2019:

J.COLE!!!

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1. J.Cole born Jermaine Cole, a rapper and record producer whose first album debuted at number one on the US Billboard chart in 2011.

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2. J. Cole originally had the rap names Blaza and Therapist.



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3. He was the first rap artist Jay-Z signed to his label, Roc Nation, in 2009.

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4. J. Cole began rapping when he was 12 and started taking it more seriously three years later when he hooked-up with a local rap group called Bomm Sheltuh.

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5. Cole began laying his own beats down after his mother spent $1,300 on an ASR-X, which he used to put together music in his bedroom.
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6. J. Cole used to work at a skating rink when he was a teenager, where he dressed as a kangaroo.

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7. J. Cole became the first rapper to go platinum in 25 years without features.

Remarkably, 'Forest Hills Drive' is the first hip-hop album to go Platinum without a single guest feature since 1989.
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8. His childhood revolved around a love for both basketball and rap music.
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9. Cole made his commercial debut in 2009 with a guest verse on Jay-Z's aptly titled track "A Star is Born."

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10. J. Cole was first-chair violinist in the Terry Sandford Orchestra when he was at school.

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ICYMI: J.Cole recently dropped the music video for "Middle Child". Watch below.

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