J.Cole Reveals That He Has 2 Sons, Considering Retiring From The Rap Game 

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J.Cole Reveals That He Has 2 Sons, Considering Retiring From The Rap Game

Looks like congratulations are in order for rapper J.Cole! The 35-year-old music mogul recently revealed in an open letter that he actually is the father of two sons, not just one. In his letter to The Players’ Tribune J.Cole, born Jermaine Lamarr Cole, opened up about when he learned he was going to be a father for the first time in 2016. He wrote:

“It wasn’t a surprise. I had been taking steps to change my life for the past couple years, and I felt ready.”

He also shared that at that time his short-term goal was to finish the 4 Your Eyez Only album

“before the arrival of my first child” 


It’s been four years since the release of 4 Your Eyez Only and J.Cole, who is known for keeping his persona live private, shared with the world that since then he’s had a second son.

“Four years have passed. In that time I’ve been blessed with two sons, learned the delicate art of balance between parenthood and career, had the pleasure of working with a ton of talented artists as a featured rapper, spent 10 magical days recording a Dreamville album in Atlanta, and put a lot of time and energy into sharpening my sword and growing as an artist.”

In addition to speaking about his two children, the ‘Work Out’ rapper also hinted at the fact that he may soon be retiring. He wrote that he had a long-term goal of

“becoming the best rapper I could possibly be before hanging up my jersey, leaving nothing on the table when all was said and done.” 

Even though J.Cole hinted at retirement, he also mentioned that he has a few more things he’d like to achieve before doing so.


“On my career bucket list, there remain a few more items to check off before I give myself permission to enter whatever the next chapter of my life may be”

The Fall-Off, which will be J.Cole’s 6th studio album, is scheduled to be released this year but no official date has been given yet. 

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel