Not only does J. Cole have a heart for music, he also has love for those in need. His latest album titled, 2014 Forest Hills Drive was inspired by the address of his home where he spent a portion of his life growing up.
Despite Cole’s mother losing the house, he was able to buy it back and plans to turn the home in to a safe haven for single mothers.
During a recent interview, Cole talked about his plans for the home.
““Nah, I don’t really live there,” he said. “What we gon’ do, we still working it out right now, obviously it’s a detailed, fragile situation I don’t wanna play with. My goal is to have that be a haven for families. So every two years a new family will come in, they live rent-free. The idea is that it’s a single mother with multiple kids and she’s coming from a place where all her kids is sharing a room. She might have two, three kids, they’re sharing a room. She gets to come here rent free. I want her kids to feel how I felt when we got to the house.”
Still, Cole joked about the unwanted attention the property has gotten since the album release.
“By the way, tell people to stop going to my house and sitting on my roof taking pictures,” he said. “And they stealing the fucking street sign.””