Born Sinner, J. Cole's sophomore album is on the way (June 18) and we want to make sure you know a thing or two about J. Cole.

Here are five facts about this southern born spitter.

1. J Cole was born in Germany and was then raised in North Carolina.

2. He attended St. John’s University on a scholarship and has a degree in Communications and a minor Business.

3. Cole’s first mixtape was titled “The Come Up” and that was released in 2007.

4. He has been featured on music by Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3: "A Star Is Born," Wale's Attention Deficit: "Beautiful Bliss," B.o.B's mixtape, May 25th: "Gladiators".

5. Cole has been passionate about basketball since childhood and played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in 2012.