Nigga I grew up fast, then blew up fast
J. Cole was raised by his mother, his aunt, and his cousin in Fayetteville, NC. After his cousin taught him the basics of rap as a kid, Cole realized that this was his purpose. After graduating high school, he chose to attend St. Johns University in NYU in order to pursuit his dream.
Growing up without a father taught Cole to rely on himself, which later came in handy when he was alone in NYC. Hence the growing fast. After finally getting attention from Jay, he blew up real quick.
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