Rapper J. Cole plays professional basketball in Canada

SCARBOROUGH, Ont. (AP) – Rapper J. Cole will play another season in pro basketball, this time in Canada.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars as a guard next season. The season starts on May 25th.

Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Cole, played with the Rwanda Patriots in the Basketball Africa League in 2021. He also played basketball in high school in North Carolina.

Cole won a 2020 Grammy for Best Rap Song (“A Lot” by 21 Savage feat. J. Cole) and has been recognized with multiple BET Hip Hop Awards. He also has six platinum albums and has produced songs for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson and Young Thug.

His last album “The Off-Season” was released a year ago.

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