News broke through Twitter when one user uploaded a photo of Cole’s former residence. Someone tagged the home with graffiti, writing “J. Cole…Do you even care about the ville” across it. The Twitter user who posted it then proceeded to ask the lyricist “do you bro? @JColeNC.”
J. Cole spoke in-depth about his childhood home—which was also featured on the album’s cover—during an episode of The Combat Jack Show in early 2015. According to WRAL, Cole had planned to let families move there “very close to rent free”, which he disclosed to a podcast in 2015. “Every two years, a new family will move in. Hopefully by the time they leave, they’ll be in a much better position than they were when they came,” he stated.
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