Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known as his J. Cole (sometimes stylized as J.Cole), is an American rapper
andproducer. He is the first rapper to be signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. His debut album is set to be titled Cole World: The
Sideline Story. InJune 2011 he announced that the recording of the album was finished, and that the release date is set for
September later that year.