During his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour, J. Cole donned a prison jumpsuit and visited the San Quentin State Prison in California. He spent time talking with inmates, including some who are serving life sentences. He also met President Obama and spoke about prison reform and police brutality.
Although the rapper has never been formally arrested or in jail, the incident has rekindled conversations about racial profiling in the music industry. The incident began when a white neighbor tipped off local authorities that a black rapper was living in a trap house. The home was searched by a SWAT team, but no drugs were found. However, the raid exposed racial profiling and led to the release of the video “Neighbors,” which has since received millions of views.
In 2011, J. Cole first spoke to Nardwuar about the rap star’s experience. The interview was recorded in 2011, but has been updated since then. In the interview, J. Cole reveals how his personal experience shaped his career and music. He discusses the challenges he faced in becoming an artist.
Although the rapper has never been to jail, his music is often critical of mass incarceration. He has been a vocal advocate of education over mass incarceration. His recent visit to San Quentin State Prison in California was a sign of his stance against mass incarceration. Cole also toured the prison’s Kid CAT group, which has been working to change harsh prison laws.
As a teenager, Cole moved to New York and tried to break onto St. John’s University’s basketball team. Soon after, he signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label. His early mixtapes focused on a basketball theme. His songs told the story of a small-town prospect trying to break into the big leagues. Despite his struggle, his efforts paid off.
“Not No Bitch” is another single by J. Cole that made him a Grammy nominee. It’s an impressive song that encapsulates J. Cole’s style and his determination to do things his way. It has been a huge success for the rapper. It tells the story of his journey from a young boy to a grown man and ends with elaborate verses.
Despite the rap star’s success, J. Cole has been in trouble with the law before. His first court appearance was in December 2012, and he admitted to tax evasion, stealing more than three million dollars in income taxes from 2007 to 2010. However, his jail time was brief and he was relieved of assault charges.