He had a 4.2 GPA, played the violin, was carefree, and only cared about having fun.
The NC native recently appeared on MTV's When I Was 17 to relive his teenage days. Cole also explained how he found his rap name. It turns out J.Cole wasn't the first choice. (RIP The Therapist)
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→ 7 J. Cole Lines You Should Know (And His Reasons Why)
→ When J. Cole First Met: Will and Jada, Eminem, Nas & Beyonce
→ For The Ladies, From J. Cole: 5 Ways To Avoid Being A 'Hit and Run'
→ What J. Cole's Learned From... Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, No I.D. & Mark Pitts
→ The J. Cole Q&A: 'The Throne' As Competition, Internet Hate and His Relationship With Rihanna