A North Carolina native, Cole grew up with a mother who loved rock and folk while his father was a fan of hardcore hip-hop artists like 2Pac and Ice Cube.


Since 2013, Cole has conducted an annual tour called “Dollar And A Dream” where fans willing to pay one dollar are treated to tracks from his early work.

J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label who released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. Featuring the single “Power Trip”. Born Sinner followed in 2013 with guest appearances from Miguel, TLC, and Kendrick Lamar.

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J. Cole Nominated at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations have been announced and J. Cole is up for ‘Top Rap Artist’ and ‘Top Rap Album’ for the platinum-selling, ‘4 Your Eyez Only’.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.


4 Your Eyez Only - A Dreamville Film

Another Dreamville Film. Cole and Scott Lazer team up for their second HBO special, J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, named after his chart-topping album released last year. It comes after 2015’s Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, which featured footage from the tour following Cole’s third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

The new special will combine music performances and intimate interviews that highlight underdocumented voices. We visited Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ferguson, Missouri; and Cole’s native Fayetteville, North Carolina; as well as his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, to discuss the issues.

The hourlong special premieres April 15 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

4 Your Eyez Only

J. Cole’s fourth studio album is here, “4 Your Eyez Only”. The 10-track LP arrives on the anniversary of his third project, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”. The highly anticipated project was released via Dreamville Records and Roc Nation.

4YEO - World Tour

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour.  The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 21 at noon local time through Thursday, February 23 at 10pm local time.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24th, at www.dreamville.com/events (Australia dates go on sale Tuesday February 28th). Fans will also have the opportunity to gain access to ticket pre-sales on February 22nd at Dreamville.com

See you soon.

J. Cole - High for Hours

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Ibrahim 'Ib' Hamad Talks '4 Your Eyez Only'

While Cole has let the music speak for itself by shying away from interviews, Billboard called his manager and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad to discuss the rollout strategy for 4 Your Eyez Only, the viral joke that has become “going platinum with no features” and why grinding at a slow pace leads to success well worth the wait.

Full Interview


With just two weeks left in 2016, J. Cole notched the third-bestselling week of the year with 4 Your Eyez Only. The record sold 492,000 total copies in its first week, between 363,000 physical copies and another 118,000 from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs), Billboard reports. 4 Your Eyez Only is Cole’s fourth consecutive Number One album following 2011’s Cole World, 2013’s Born Sinner and 2014’s Forest Hills Drive.



– Cole


J. Cole - Everybody Dies

“If it’s meant to be, then it’ll be. If it’s not, then fuck it, I’ma try”

J. Cole - False Prophets

“I hear my old shit and know I can top it”




4 Your Eyez Only

Set to release on the anniversary of 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole announces his fourth studio album “For Your Eyez Only”. The anticipated project will be available everywhere December 9th. Peep the track-list and pre-order below:



E Y E Z, a Dreamville documentary from Cole available to everyone on Tidal now. ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ out December 9th


Dreamville @ Lollapalooza

Dreamville tookover the iconic Lollapalooza in Chicago last weekend. Performances included Bas, Cozz, Omen and Cole.

Catch some photos and videos from the festival below.


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Pemberton + Outside Lands

J. Cole will be headlining the largest music festivals in the wild west this summer. Bas will be joining in BC for the Pemberton Music Festival.

Details & Tix:


 Outside Lands

Dreamville x Lollapalooza

Dreamville is set to perform at the 25th annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this summer!

Details + Tix @ Lollapalooza

Bas - Night Job feat. J. Cole

Fresh off the release of his second album Too High to Riot, Bas gets on his “Night Job” in his latest video featuring J. Cole. Directed by Andrew Nissonian, the clip is set in a dark one and gritty location while the Dreamville signee rhymes about women, his lifestyle and the lessons he’s learned.

J. Cole to perform at DNC Fundraiser

J. Cole is scheduled to perform at President Obama’s Democratic National Committee fundraiser during SXSW. The event takes place March 11.

Visit DNC.org for more info!

J. Cole nominated at iHeartRadio Music Awards


iHeartRadio just announced the nominees for their 2016 Music Awards. J. Cole is up for the following nominations:

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

R&B Song of the Year – Planes (Jeremih feat. J. Cole)

The award show airs April 3. More info @ iHeart

J. Cole - Love Yourz

History turned into an Album. Cole drops his latest visual for Love Yourz, fresh from his new album Forest Hills Drive Live. The video captures the spirit of life on the road and whats most important in life. Dreamville, Love Yourz.

Forest Hills Drive Live

History turned into an album. Just in time for Cole’s born day, Forest Hills Drive Live includes thirteen tracks recorded live from Cole’s sold-out show at Crown Coliseum in his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. The show was also featured in his HBO documentary Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming.

Ryan Coogler interviews J. Cole at #MLKNOW

Cole sits down with Ryan Coogler on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. They speak about injustice, racism and steps for tomorrow.