J. Cole To Convert 2014 Forest Hills Drive into Free Housing for Single Mothers.

J. Cole

J. Cole’s latest album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive marked a turning point for the artist’s career. The album garnered large amounts of critical praise, and Cole used the album and the address that serves as its title as a way to get up close and personal with his devoted fans and show his appreciation for them.

2014 Forest Hills is the address of his childhood home in North, Carolina. The house has a lot of significance for Cole, and represents a trying time in his life as a young boy. When he received news that his mother had lost the house, he bought it back, but admits he isn’t planning on living there. He recently opened up on The Combat Jack Show about being raised by a single mother at that house in North Carolina, and the circumstances that led his family to the house as as his plans to help other single mothers.

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.

Listen to the interview interview below: