J Cole quotes

Born
January 28, 1985 Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany.

Occupation
Rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter.

J Cole is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.

I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something’s not good enough, and I won’t stop until I feel like I’ve made it. I’m never satisfied.
– J Cole
No rapper in the world from Jay-Z to Tupac to Biggie has 100 percent love on everything they do.
– J Cole
If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five.
– J Cole
Anything I do, I want to do it well.
– J Cole
College isn’t in everyone’s hearts. I am living proof, though, that school doesn’t mess up your plans. It gives you more experiences to write about.
– J Cole
I do put a lot of God in my music, but not because I’m super religious. There are a lot of demons in my music, too. I acknowledge both.
– J Cole
As much as it might look like, to someone else, that I’m successful, I never feel like I’m anywhere. The further I go, I still feel equally further from my eventual goal. Because as I grow, I get more goals. I’m never content.
– J Cole
One day, I’ll be listening to a bunch of Ray Charles, the next day it’s nothing but Red Hot Chili Peppers. The next day it might be Tupac all day.
– J Cole
I pay attention to lyrics and I know what rap fans care about. I try to write for the average listener and I’m conscious of the mainstream without selling out.
– J Cole
I’m half-black, half-white, so I basically put it like this: I can fit in anywhere. That’s why I write so many stories from so many different perspectives, because I’ve seen so many.
– J Cole
I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do.
– J Cole
I’m here to spread a message of hope. Follow your heart. Don’t follow what you’ve been told you’re supposed to do.
– J Cole
I don’t live for the accolades. I’m more so about the music. Making it, and putting it out. Those are the two best feelings.
– J Cole
I kinda like the idea of having an album that’s all me.
– J Cole
Sometimes I try a Mai Tai. It’s so fruity. It’s a little embarrassing, but I like it.
– J Cole
My fans love me for me, my beats, my rhymes.
– J Cole
You can’t reverse fame. You can lose all the money, but you’ll never lose people knowing you.
– J Cole
I have a little bit of that gamer spirit in me. I just don’t have the time to be a gamer. But in another life, I would be one.
– J Cole
I’m a super-duper over-analyzer. You mix that with self-doubt and pressure, and that’s never healthy.
– J Cole
I still wanna rap better than everybody else, and I wanna say important things.
– J Cole
I want to be like Bruce Springsteen or something, making songs that are relevant.
– J Cole
I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing.
– J Cole
I was a class clown. At 12, I was definitely clowning. I was making all the jokes. But I was smart, so the teachers didn’t know what to do with me.
– J Cole
My parents were divorced by the time I was even conscious – like, I don’t remember them ever being together.
– J Cole
I’ve always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds.
– J Cole