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J. Cole Speaks On His Previous Rap Name, “Therapist”

September 3, 2011 · Posted in interview, Music · Comment 

I won’t change my name again, because now it’s right. It’s perfect, it feels good,” he said. “The reason why I changed it was because the other name, Therapist, was when I was younger. First of all, it was given to me by my mentor. I was really just a kid. They gave me a name and I was like, ‘Aight, y’all like it? I like it.’ I came to love it, I learned to love it, because it really became my style and who I was. At the end of the day, it always felt like a wrestler name. […] I had to do something more like my name. Jermaine Cole, J. Cole.

J. Cole, the name we came to love and admire, talks to Trace Urban about how he went from being called, “Therapist” as a young rapper, where he got that name, and why he dropped it. Check out the video after the jump to see J. Cole talk about being “Therapist”.

Remember to cop Cole World:The Sideline Story on September 27th, 2011.

Props: Hip-Hop DX



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