Is it fair for a rapper to criticize other rap artists through his raps to gain fame? Well, this is how J. Cole has made a living for himself through his scathing raps. He is being lambasted for his songs “Everybody Dies” and “False Prophets” which directly attacked his fellow rappers Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty and Wale.
J. Cole is an American songwriter, singer, rapper and record producer. He mostly finds himself in controversies for his straightforward raps. Let’s find more about the net worth of J. Cole in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
J. Cole, named Jermaine Lamarr Cole at birth, was born on 28 January 1985, in Frankfurt, Germany. He is the son of an African-American man, who served in the US army. His mother is a European-American, who worked for the United States Postal Service. His father abandoned the family when J. Cole was quite young. After that, his mother took all the responsibilities on her shoulders alone and raised J. Cole and his brother in North Carolina.
J. Cole’s upbringing in a multi-ethnic environment made him completely against racism. He was immensely fond of basketball and music and was very shy during his childhood. Initially, he played the violin, which made him fall in love with music.
However, he soon realized that it was a talent for rapping that he was born with. Rapping kindled in him naturally and he started loving it at the age of 12. To let his musical ambitions breathe, he moved to New York.
J. Cole silently married his college sweetheart Mellisa Heholt. He finally revealed that he has a wife and a baby daughter born recently in an interview in 2016. He worked at a newspaper stand as a bill collector, before pursuing the musical field.
Career, Awards & Nominations
J. Cole started his career at a very young age with his cousin. They together started to learn the basic nuances and tricks of music production with self-training. They wrote lyrics and refined their sense of music with a drum machine gifted to them by his mother. At the age of 16, J. Cole began to send his mixtapes to Eminem and Jay Z, but to no avail.
He released his first mixtape ‘The Come Up’ that unfortunately didn’t work. However, it made Jay Z recognize his passion. He featured J. Cole in one of the songs for his album ‘The Blueprint 3′, which was critically acclaimed by people. In 2009, J. Cole launched his second mixtape.
He got immense popularity with his first studio album ‘Cole Story: The Other Side’ in 2011, which immediately reached to the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This success was followed by many astounding albums, which took his career to the sky. His second album ‘Born Sinner’ ranked 2nd on the Billboard. Some of his major works are ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’, ‘Apparently,’ ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ and so on.
J. Cole has won several awards like the BET Hip Hop Awards in different categories and the Billboard Music Awards. He has also been nominated for many Grammy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
J. Cole’s net worth is $35 million. His income shows continuous and exponential growth throughout the years. He makes more money than his fellow rappers and singers. It is being estimated that his earning will increase in the coming years. Throughout his journey, till now he has not faced any losses in his tours and albums.
It is nothing but J. Cole’s hard work and dedication that has made him a millionaire today. Stardom is bliss itself, and we wish him many more glories in the future.