J. Cole is a rapper and hip-hop artist. He is currently nominated for the 2011 Grammies in the category of Best New Artist.
J. Cole started rapping at age 14 and was put on the map at age 15. He once stood out Jay-Z's building for three hours to get him to listen to a record, but was blown off. His album released in 2011, which has given him great acclaim, is called Cole World: The Sideline Story