In 2010, J. Cole was part of XXL's "Freshman Class." Four years later, his name sits beside Drake's on the Forbes "30 Under 30." His sophomore effort, Born Sinner, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in June of last year—two weeks later, it unseated Kanye's Yeezus and claimed the No. 1 slot. It would appear the North Carolina native has graduated to a very successful career.
Got a tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org