J. Cole is arguably one of most talented artists in the game. Not just because he turns out chart toppers but because he’s got a huge heart!

Just last week,  Cole returned to his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina to spend some time with a big fan of his who is battling cancer.

Tae Stackhouse’s mother and aunt reached out to Cole’s people asking if he’d be willing to take some time out for his fan and Cole happily obliged. Cole made the trip to the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and shared some encouragement with the young fan who’d been having a hard time.

J Cole Is Bae Fan With Cancer

J. Cole is basically bae, check out all the times he’s done things that absolutely melted our hearts!

1. When he let single moms live rent-free.J Cole Is Bae CHildhood Home

Back in January the rapper announced his plans to turn his childhood home into a rent free home for single mothers. Every two years the household would rotate to a new family. Cole’s parents divorced when he was a young child, and remembers growing up in poverty while his single mother struggled. He explained in a podcast interview, “My goal is to have that be a haven for families.”

2. When he marched with us in Ferguson.

Lots of rappers and Black celebrities claimed to support the Black Lives Matter movement at the onset of Ferguson, but J.Cole made sure he really took a stand. The rapper marched alongside protesters in Ferguson, not for publicity, but because he was tired of the way the media sensationalized the movement.

3. When he hosted Dreamville Weekend.J Cole Is Bae CHildhood Dreamville weekend

J. Cole’s Dreamville goes way past album titles and squad names. Cole started The Dreamville Foundation in 2011. It’s a non-profit he designed to “help bridge the gap between the worlds of opportunity and the urban youth of Fayetteville, NC.” Every year he hosts Dreamville Weekend where he engages with the youth and community through things like book discussions, community award dinners, and last year a screening and discussion of the movie Fruitvale Station.

J.Cole is humble, talented, and an all around awesome human being, and that’s bae in our books any day!

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.