American rapper J. Cole has a long history of hooping as he was believed to be one of the finest college basketballers during his time.
Cole played for Terry Sanford High School in North Carolina, St. John’s University, and has also featured for the Eastern Team during the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game back in 2012.
It’s no wonder he titled his latest album “The Off-Season” which is also deeply rooted in basketball. It’s usually a period where players are expected to sharpen their skills and minds in preparation for the coming season.
One man who is definitely stepping up his game musically and also on the courts is Jermaine Lemarr Cole.
He released his latest album, “The Off-season”, on 14 May 2021 and a week later, jets off to Africa to play professional basketball for his new team from Rwanda.
His contract with the Basketball Africa League team, Patriots, is a short-term one even as Cole managed to get straight into the action scoring 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists on his debut.
Cole scored his first points of the game against the rival side, Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers, by tipping in a missed lay-up by his teammate and also scored from the free-throw line for his second point in the match-up.
The MC who’s on a reported three-to-six game contract in the inaugural season of the BAL played a total of 17 minutes in his debut.
Cole’s sixth studio album, The Off-season, which features Lil Baby, Cam’ron, Morray, Bas, 21 Savage and 6lack has done crazy numbers since its release, topping the US charts and has been projected to be the rappers sixth straight No. 1 album.
Three of the songs on “The Off-Season” also went on to make claims in the UK Charts this week with “9 5 . S O U T H” at No. 9, “M Y . L I F E” featuring 21 Savage & Morray at No. 10, and “A M A R I” at No. 11.