The RocNation signee is in the process of turning his old home 2014 Forest Hills Drive into a home for single mothers and their children
For the promotion of his recently released album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole invited social media fans to the now famous address for exclusive listening sessions. In one of the songs entitled ‘Apparently’, Cole sings in melodies of guilt, not knowing his mother was losing the home due to foreclosure:
Think back to Forest Hills, no perfect home
But the only thing like home I’ve ever known
Until they snatched it from my mama
And foreclosed her on the loan
I’m so sorry that I left you there to deal with that alone
I was up in New York City chasin’ panties, gettin’ dome
Had no clue what you was goin’ through
How could you be so strong?
And how could I be so selfish, I know I can be so selfish
Now the star is trying to prevent other families from going through the same hardships he faced growing up. J. Cole decided to purchase the home he grew up in and is now in the process of turning it into a transitional home for a mother with multiple children. In an interview on The Combat Jack Show, the North Carolina native shared how excited he was when he moved into the home, and how he plans on making single mothers and their children feel the same way.
In a press statement, Cole says,
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.
Check out the full interview below.