(AllHipHop News) Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born on this date (January 28) in 1985. In celebration of the southern emcee’s birthday, his fans went on Twitter to declare the Dreamville leader as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
“Happy Birthday To The GOAT” was a top trending topic on the social media platform on Tuesday morning. Many users began posting and retweeting jubilant birthday messages along with photos, videos, and gifs of J. Cole.
The 35-year-old performer/producer was born on an American military base in Frankfurt, West Germany. His family later moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina where he was raised by his mother. Cole eventually attended St. John’s University in New York City before launching his professional music career.
Over the last 13 years, J. Cole released three mixtapes, five studio LPs, and three Dreamville Records compilation projects. The KOD creator has scored five #1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart and five Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart. He won his first Grammy Award this past Sunday for his contribution to 21 Savage’s “A Lot” (Best Rap Song).
J. Cole shares a birthday with two other Hip Hop legends. Rakim, aka The God MC, was born on January 28, 1968. Rick Ross, aka The Boss, was born on January 28, 1976. NBA coach Gregg Popovich, Memphis Grizzlies player Andre Iguodala, WWE wrestler Sheamus, and The Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood are also celebrating a born day.
Never forget when J Cole dropped a top 100 Projects of all time ALL GENRES
Happy birthday to the GOAT! pic.twitter.com/QgibWdZlER
— Jonat (@inRaixbows) January 28, 2020
Happy birthday to the GOAT @JColeNC, Cole World, Ya music defines culture with good Messages. Meanwhile January 28 playing…,🎵🎶💥💦 pic.twitter.com/aaKsyz4EsY
— PRINCE OF GHANA⭐ (@1Master_PY) January 28, 2020
It’s almost silly how much of a Cole fan I am lol. If ya know me, ya know ittt. Happy birthday to the goat 🐐 #coleworld ❄️🌍 pic.twitter.com/hiiMVfaYAF
— E (@lexusishere20) January 28, 2020
January 28, 1985 i arrived. Happy birthday to the GOAT we love you❤️ Congrats on your well-deserved Grammy award 🥇 pic.twitter.com/6xK3Tv5JuY
— fts🔰 (@kobecrane_) January 28, 2020