About the artist from Wikipedia.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known as his stage name J. Cole (often stylized as J.Cole), is an American rapper, producer and actor. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation.
Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany and, before the age of 1, moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother. Cole attended Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, and graduated in 2003. He decided that he had a better chance of getting signed in New York City, so he attended St. John’s University on an academic scholarship where he majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude.J. Cole - Nothing Like It