Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play one other season of professional basketball, this time in Canada.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday evening that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars within the coming season as a guard. The season begins Might 25.

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

Cole received a Grammy in 2020 for Finest Rap Tune (“A Lot” by 21 Savage that includes J. Cole) and has a number of BET Hip Hop Awards to his identify. He additionally has six platinum albums and produced songs for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson and Younger Thug.

His final album, “The Off-Season,” got here out a yr in the past.

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