NORTH CAROLINA NATIVE J. Cole has been holding back on the new music lately, espicially since the beginning of the club paradise tour with drake, 2 chainz, waka flocka, meek mill, and french montana. but has been previewing little snippets at different performances. Most recently, he made a special appearance for a friend at random open mic session. At Mic Check, Cole gave a brief speech about his mindset and what he has been up to. Right before heading out though, Cole gives everyone a verse from a new song.