In 2011, J. Cole made his official mainstream debut with his first album Cole World: The Sideline Story. Mysteriously, the album is no longer available on streaming services, including major ones like Spotify and Apple Music. The reason for the Cole World album removal remains unknown.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Jermaine Cole started making mixtapes as a teenager and stacked up some releases such as The Come Up, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights, as he moved to New York City to pursue his dreams of becoming a rapper. He has five solo studio albums under his belt so far, all of which are still available everywhere with the exception of Sideline Story as of right now. The debut album included impressive features, including Jay-Z, Trey Songz, and Missy Elliott.
J. Cole is currently on tour with Jaden Smith and Young Thug, and recently made a stop in Madison Square Garden in NYC. This stop was especially unique, as Jaden Smith brought out his father, the legendary Will Smith to perform some songs.