J. Cole

Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance shocks
Entertainment Billy Rennison 2/13/2012 at 10:36AM

No one from Queens walked away with a Grammy Award during Sunday night’s show — Queens rapper Nicki Minaj and St. John’s graduate and former Queens Courier employee J. Cole both lost — but Minaj may have turned in the night’s most discussed performance. The awards were bookended by rappers from Queens.  The show opened with [...]

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 2:22PM

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens [...]

From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
Arts & Music Cheryl Hoahing 10/10/2011 at 11:05AM

Jay-Z signed him to his record label. He’s performed at Yankee Stadium. He was nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award. And his first album just debuted at number one. Who is this hot new rap artist? It’s St. John’s University graduate J. Cole. Jermaine Cole, 26, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his parents [...]