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Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

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Posted at 10:30 PM, May 19, 2022

Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, but this time in Canada.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted on Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard.

Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Cole, played with the Rwanda Patriots in the Basketball Africa League in 2021. He also played basketball in high school in North Carolina. Cole won a Grammy in 2020 for Best Rap Song, has six platinum albums and produced songs for artists like Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson and Young Thug.

His last album, “The Off-Season,” came out a year ago.