J. Cole to Let Single Mothers Live Rent Free in Childhood Home
Who doesn't love J.Cole, and if you needed any other reason to adore this insanely-talented rapper, here's another reason.
The North Carolina rapper, born Jermaine Lamarr Cole, revealed in an interview with "The Combat Show" plans to house struggling single mothers in his childhood residence, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, also the name sake for this critically acclaimed album.
“The neighborhood we lived in was f—ed up,” he remembered. “The reason why it had such a big effect on me is that I was coming from somewhere else. I was coming from a military base.”
The 29 year old artist can relate to growing up in poverty, and wants to give back in a more personal way. Every two years a new family will move into his small North Carolina childhood home, rent free.
“The idea is that it’s a single mother with multiple kids and she’s coming from a place where all her kids is sharing a room,” he said. “I want her kids to feel how I felt when we got to the house.”
Check out the full interview: