It looks like rapper, J. Cole has not only recently released his album “The Off-Season” but he’s also has decided to showcase his skills to the court, yes Basketball!
Now, Cole is no stranger to the court and actually played basketball in high school and was a walk-on at St. John’s University in Queens, New York!
The Rapper signed with the Patriots Basketball Club last week, according to ESPN.
This weekend, Cole’s first points for the Patriots Basketball Club in Rwanda were caught on film and tweeted by the league Sunday.
Interestingly enough, Cole opens up about how basketball played a role into his transition into music.
During a YouTube short “Applying Pressure: The Off-Season Documentary” Cole says, “When I really, really fell in love with rap, it was a matter of like sport. I started realizing the parallels between rapping for me and basketball,” he continues. “I gotta operate at a high skill level and the only way you’re going to operate at a high skill level is putting in the hours.”
Although, the rapper did enjoy playing basketball he mentions that the work behind music ultimately led him to where he is now, in the industry. He says he didn’t want to look back in 20 years and think “the reason you didn’t make it in music was because you didn’t put in the work.”
Congratulations to J. Cole on the release of his new album and also to the resurfacing of his Basketball career!