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J. Cole has relatively kept quiet about his personal life when it comes to the public eye. While the rapper might give fans a glimpse into family life through his music, Cole avoids public remark on private matters.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on the Dreamville artist lately, then you know he’s been in the news with his recent “Snow on Tha Bluff” single drop, which he received much backlash for, as well as a rumor that he had a new album ready for release but it was somehow delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cole recently had the opportunity to to open up and speak about fatherhood thanks to The Players’ Tribune, in which cole penned a 3500-word letter titled “The Audacity” that looks back on his life and career, and also reveals that he has two sons.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) July 20, 2020
Although Cole confirmed he and his wife Melissa welcomed their first child on his 4 Your Eyez Only album, the “Middle Child” lyricist only hinted that he had a second child on the way, with the recent release of the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation. In the new better, Cole says, “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.”
J. Cole also shared that he is considering retirement but not before he releases his forthcoming project The Fall Off. Cole adds to his letter saying he has a “long term plan 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.”
Peep the entire letter HERE.