J. Cole

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Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.wikipedia
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Cole World: The Sideline Story

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Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011.
Cole World: The Sideline Story (commonly shortened to Cole World or The Sideline Story; stylized as Cole World - The Sideline Story) is the debut studio album by American rapper J. Cole.

Friday Night Lights (mixtape)

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Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights after signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.
Friday Night Lights is the third official mixtape from Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper J. Cole.

2014 Forest Hills Drive

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His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics, and both were certified platinum in the United States.
2014 Forest Hills Drive is the third studio album by American rapper J. Cole.

The Come Up

Born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007.
The Come Up is the first mixtape from North Carolina rapper J. Cole released on May 4, 2007, hosted by DJ OnPoint.

KOD (album)

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His fifth album, KOD, was released in April 2018.
KOD (an initialism for Kids on Drugs, Kings Overdosed and Kill Our Demons) is the fifth studio album by American rapper J. Cole.

Dreamville Records

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He has also developed other ventures, including Dreamville Records, as well as a non-profit organization called the Dreamville Foundation.
Dreamville Records is an American record label founded by American hip hop artist J. Cole and his Sudanese-American manager Ibrahim Hamad.

Kendrick Lamar

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Self-taught on piano, Cole also acts as a producer alongside his hip-hop career, producing singles for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Janet Jackson, as well as handling the majority of the production in his own projects. In April 2011, "HiiiPoWeR", a song Cole produced for Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 (2011) was released.
The song was produced by fellow American rapper J. Cole, marking their first of several collaborations.

Who Dat (J. Cole song)

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On March 31, he performed a new song titled "Who Dat" and released the song as a single on April 30, 2010.
"Who Dat" is a song by the American hip hop recording artist J. Cole.

Terry Sanford High School

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During his youth, Cole expressed an affinity for basketball and music, and served as a first-chair violinist for the Terry Sanford Orchestra until 2003.

Coming Home (Diddy – Dirty Money song)

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Cole recorded the song as a reference track for Diddy, which later became "Coming Home" off Last Train to Paris (2010).
The song was written by J. Cole, Jay-Z, Alex da Kid, and Skylar Grey, with Kid and Jay-Z handling the production.

Wale discography

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He is featured on both Wale's debut album, Attention Deficit (2009) and mixtape Back to the Feature (2009), respectively.

Omen (musician)

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The tape included features from Drake, Wale, and Omen with most of the production being handled by Cole himself.
He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records and Interscope Records.

Just Begun

In January 2010, Cole, along with label mate Jay Electronica and Mos Def appeared on Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek's single, "Just Begun" for the follow-up of Reflection Eternal's album Train of Thought (2000), titled Revolutions Per Minute (2010).
The song is a posse cut featuring verses from rappers Jay Electronica, J. Cole and Mos Def, the latter of which also forms a duo with Talib Kweli, known collectively as Black Star.

No I.D.

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In a July 2010 interview, J. Cole revealed three songs that would appear on his debut album: "Dreams", "Won't Be Long", and "Never Told", which was produced by No I.D. On October 30, 2010, a demo titled "I'm Coming Home" was leaked onto the internet.
Wilson, who has served as a musical mentor for several artists such as Kanye West and J. Cole, is considered "The Godfather of Chicago hip hop".

The Blueprint 3

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Cole appeared on Jay Z's album The Blueprint 3 (2009), on the track "A Star Is Born."
The official track list for Blueprint 3 was revealed on August 18, confirming the guest appearances from Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake, Kid Cudi, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Alicia Keys, and more.

Loud Tour

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While in Barbados for his last performance as the official opening act for Rihanna's Loud Tour, Cole shot the music video for "Can't Get Enough" with Songz and Rihanna, who provided a cameo appearance.
For his replacement, J. Cole, B.o.B. and DJ Dummy were enlisted to be support acts for the North American leg.

Work Out (J. Cole song)

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Cole then released his follow-up single to "Who Dat", the album's lead single, "Work Out" on June 15, 2011, in honor of the second anniversary of his highly acclaimed mixtape The Warm Up.
"Work Out" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole, and released as the lead single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011).The song was officially released on June 27, 2011 through Roc Nation and Columbia.

B.o.B.

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Cole also appeared on B.o.B's mixtape May 25 (2010), on the song "Gladiators", produced by The Alchemist.
The mixtape features guest appearances from J. Cole, Asher Roth, Playboy Tre, Charles Hamilton and Bruno Mars.

HiiiPoWeR

In April 2011, "HiiiPoWeR", a song Cole produced for Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 (2011) was released.
The song, produced by fellow American rapper J. Cole, contains samples and interpolations from Pharoahe Monch's "Simon Says" and Kanye West's "So Appalled”. Kendrick Lamar mentions that when he and J. Cole were creating "HiiiPoWeR", which was their first collaboration, he sat in for about 25 mixes of the song. Speaking on J. Cole's work on the song, Lamar says, "His production is crazy, man.

Can't Get Enough (J. Cole song)

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On August 30, after an unfinished version had previously leaked, "Can't Get Enough" featuring R&B singer Trey Songz was released as the album's second single.
"Can't Get Enough" is a song by American hip hop recording artist J. Cole, released as the fourth single off his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.

The New Workout Plan

The song, produced by Cole himself, samples "The New Workout Plan" by Kanye West and interpolates "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.
"Work Out" by J. Cole samples the song.

Born Sinner

His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics, and both were certified platinum in the United States.
Born Sinner is the second studio album by American rapper J. Cole.

Revolutions per Minute (Reflection Eternal album)

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In January 2010, Cole, along with label mate Jay Electronica and Mos Def appeared on Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek's single, "Just Begun" for the follow-up of Reflection Eternal's album Train of Thought (2000), titled Revolutions Per Minute (2010).
The album features five singles: "Back Again", "Just Begun" with Mos Def, Jay Electronica and J. Cole, "In This World", "Strangers (Paranoid)" with Bun B, and "Midnight Hour" with Estelle.

Section.80

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In April 2011, "HiiiPoWeR", a song Cole produced for Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 (2011) was released.
The production was mainly handled by Top Dawg in-house producers from production group Digi+Phonics, along with THC, Tommy Black, Wyldfyer, Terrace Martin and J. Cole.

Nobody's Perfect (J. Cole song)

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The song, titled "Nobody's Perfect", features renowned female rapper Missy Elliott, marking her return to music.
"Nobody's Perfect" is a song by American rapper and record producer J. Cole, released as the fifth and final single from his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story.