J. Cole, North Carolina’s sensational hip hop artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Capital One Arena!
Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born in Frankfurt (West Germany) in 1985 and grew up in Fayetteville (North Carolina). He started rapping at the age of 12 and 3 years later, he started working on his productions skills when he got an ASR-X musical sampler as a Christmas gift from his mom. He cites Tupac Shakur as his biggest influence and he went on to have a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 compilation album, 20 music videos, 3 extended plays, 16 singles, 4 mix tapes, and he’s toured with Big K.R.I.T, Dreamville, Jay Z, Wale, Rihanna, Drake, and Eminem. He’s also done production work for DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, Talib Kweli, A Tribe Called Quest, Pusha T, and many others. He’s received many accolades including 5 BET Hip Hop Awards (for Best Mixtape, Best Live Performer, Album of the Year, and 2 for Impact Track) and a Billboard Music Award (for Top Rap Album). He’s also been nominated for 3 American Music Awards, 5 BET Awards, 24 BET Hip Hop Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 3 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 mtvU Woodie Awards, and 5 Soul Train Music Awards.
Don’t miss your chance to see the MC and producer who became the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation and topped the Billboard 200 with his first four albums!