Kay Cole

Born Sinner by J. Cole

"Confessions of a cheap ass nigga, but I finally put my momma in that E-Class nigga, and I told her quit her job, but hold your horses, if my next album flop it's back to the post office... both of us." — Cole


Series Produced by Jermaine Cole

Interviewed by Oakshades & Adam Roy

Photographs by Sharone Poole

Sound Design by Juro "Mez" Davis


J.Cole's mother, Kay Cole, made $2/hr plus tips as a bartender. When she got a job at the post office for $17/hour, it was like “winning the lottery.” She thought she finally had a “grown-up job.” This story is about her last day delivering mail.