Back in 2014, J. Cole released arguably the greatest album of his career, and one of the best albums of all-time in general, with “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” The title paid homage to the street in Fayetteville, NC, that he grew up in. This album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, as Cole was praised for doing this with no features on it.
For many, the biggest record from 2014 Forest Hills Drive was “No Role Modelz.” The most popular lyrics here were “First things first, RIP Uncle Phil,” as Cole paid homage to James Avery, who played the role of Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” No Role Modelz peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is 6x platinum in the US.
Now, No Role Modelz has reached another impressive milestone. According to Chart Data, it has now reached over 1 billion Spotify streams. This also becomes Cole’s first song to ever hit 1 billion streams.
Cole also made a lot of noise two months ago, as he put out his sixth studio album, “The Off-Season.” That was Cole’s six straight number one album, and featured collabs with Lil Baby 21 Savage, Morray, and 6LACK.