J. Cole has been making headlines as of late. Friday, May 14, Cole’s highly anticipated album, ‘The Off-Season,’ will hit all streaming platforms. And the latest issue of Slam Magazine features Cole blessing the cover. Being the first rapper to be featured on the cover, he discusses the possibility of retiring from rapping.
In the interview with Slam, J. Cole tells Jinx, “I’m super comfortable with being done with this shit. But I’m never going to say, ‘Oh, this is my last album. Because I never know how I’m going to feel two years down the line.”
Ironically, it’s now being reported that Cole signed a deal to play basketball in the Basketball Africa League. You don’t have to be a hardcore J. Cole fan to know that he has skills on the b-ball court. I’m sure a quick google search will return plenty of viral clips of Cole showcasing his talent.
This is the first year of the Basketball Africa League. The Africa league consists of 12 teams. Cole’s contract is undisclosed, but he’ll play for Rwanda’s Patriots. Cole, 36, arrived in Rwanda a couple days ago. But is undergoing the league’s mandatory quarantine protocol.
Cole attempted to play collegiate basketball for St. John, a Divison 1 school. But eventually shifted his focus to rapping. J. Cole’s first game is scheduled to take place Sunday against the Nigeria River Hoopers.
I’m predicting Cole to put up Russell Westbrook types numbers. 22pts | 11rebs | 11ast.
“If I never do another album, I’m cool.” – J. Cole.
Ali Bouldin is a freelance writer within the Black and Hip-Hop culture. With featured articles in multiple publications.