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T.I. Salutes J. Cole's Educational Achievements


T.I. and Royce Da 5’9 acknowledged J. Cole educational achievements including Pan-African student presidency.

The Hip-Hop Community Salutes J. Cole's College Degree Achievement In Business And A Magna Cum Laude Graduate

J. Cole was an A+ student who played the violin. The North Carolina rapper, born Jermaine Cole, Growing up, always had a passion for music and began rapping at the age of twelve. His mother bought him an ASR-X musical sampler for Christmas when he was 15—allowing Cole to perfect his production skills and work on his craft.


Cole realized that his chances of getting recognized as a rapper would be better in New York City. Therefore upon graduating from Terry Sanford High School, in 2007 he moved there and accepted a scholarship to St. John’s University reported 4.2 GPA


Cole was the president of a Pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business.

In 2002-2003, a carefree Cole played basketball and flirted with girls, but still managed to take AP classes and get a 4.2 GPA. He shared some embarrassing moments, including the rap name his mentors gave him, the time he got dunked on during a basketball game, and when he dressed up as a skating kangaroo named Roller Roo at his skating rink job.


Over the weekend two rappers such as TIP and Royce Da 5’9 acknowledged the Dreamville founder by reposting his school achievements and show that it pays to be smart.


“Hard,” Tip wrote while Royce added, “It’s cool to be smart.”










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