J. Cole in a letter for The Players’ Tribune, titled “The Audacity,” revealed for the first time that he has two sons.
Reflecting on 4 Your Eyez Only and now:
“Four years have passed. In that time I’ve been blessed with two sons, learned the delicate art of balance between parenthood and career, had the pleasure of working with a ton of talented artists as a featured rapper, spent 10 magical days recording a Dreamville album in Atlanta, and put a lot of time and energy into sharpening my sword and growing as an artist,” Cole wrote in his lengthy letter.
He and his wife Melissa Heholt welcomed their first child on “She’s Mine, Pt. 1” and “She’s Mine, Pt. 2” off 4 Your Eyez Only. And on last year’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation, Cole announced that he had a second child on the way.
“She gave me the gift of my son, and plus we got one on the way,” he raps on “Sacrifices.” “She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay / I’m crying while writing these words, the tears, they feel good on my face.”
In his letter, he is thinking about retirement, but not before releasing "The Fall Off". He says he has a “long term plan of becoming the best rapper I could possibly be before hanging up my jersey, leaving nothing on the table when all was said and done.”
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