J Cole “The Come Up” Mixtape Download & Stream
The first mixtape that introduced us to the North Carolina rapper J Cole, The Come Up Mixtape Vol. 1 is hosted by DJ OnPoint and the tape features Deacon. J Cole self-produced 14 out of the 21 tracks on the mixtape, including his debut single, “Simba”.
The Come Up Mixtape Vol. 1 is the first official mixtape from North Carolina rapper J. Cole, hosted by DJ OnPoint. The rapper self-produced 14 out of the 21 tracks on the mixtape, including his debut single, “Simba“, which Cole shot his first music video for. Released in 2008, this was J. Cole‘s first official mixtape released with the help of Dj On Point.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip-hop recording artist and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 2009, he became the first artist to sign to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label.
J Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on January 28, 1985. His father is African-American and served in the United States Army, while his mother is white. At the age of 8 months, Cole relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was raised by his mother, aunt and cousin. His father left the family when Cole was still young. Cole started rapping at the age 12, becoming serious about it at the age of 15 when he hooked up with a local group called Bomb Shelter, at which time he added production to his repertoire.
J Cole grew up in a multi-ethnic environment. His childhood revolved around a love for both basketball and rap music. He attended Terry Sanford High School and decided to study guitar under the well-known artist Mark Ebert. J Cole eventually graduated from high school in 2003. He concluded that he had a better chance of getting a record deal in New York City, so he chose to attend St. John’s University on an academic scholarship. There, he majored in communication and minored in business, graduating magna cum laude.
J Cole started rapping at the age of 12, when his cousin showed him the basics of rhyming and word play. Inspired mostly by rappers Canibus and Tupac Shakur, Cole developed a love for telling stories in his lyrics. At age 15, J. Cole had notebooks filled with rhymes, but no beats of his own to record them with. His mother bought him an 808 beat machine so he could produce music himself. By the age of 17, he was posting songs on various internet forums under the moniker “Therapist“ J. Cole stood outside of Jay-Z’s Roc the Mic Studio for three hours in order to give him a beat called “On Top of the World” he sampled by Idris Muhammad, so that his mentor-to-be could use it. However, when Jay-Z came out of his building he shunned the up-and-coming rapper. Soon after graduating Cole released his first mixtape - The Come Up (2007). The mixtape was well received but wasn’t followed by significant recognition. The Come Up is a must have for any J Cole fan. Buy Hip Hop Beats
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