J. Cole and camp delivered Dreamville’s compilation project Revenge Of The Dreamers III on Friday (July 5). On the closing track “Sacrifices” featuring Cole, EARTHGANG, Smino and Saba, the Dreamville boss reveals he and his wife Melissa Heholt are having a second child.
Throughout Cole’s verse, he raps about his unwavering love for Heholt while announcing the news.
“I had nowhere to go, she gave me a place to stay/She gave me her heart to hold/I still got that shit to this day,” he spits. “She ridin’ with me on the road/She ridin’ with me in the A/Huggin’ the block, huggin’ the block, okay.
“She gave me the gift my son, and plus we got one on the way/She gave me a family to love, for that, I can never repay, I’m crying while writing these words/The tears, they feel good on my face.”
Cole and Heholt married in 2015 and have one son together. Rather than live in Los Angeles near the glitz and glamour Hollywood, the couple moved closer to his hometown Fayetteville, North Carolina and rented a spot in the suburbs for his Dreamvillle imprint.
In a 2017 interview with the New York Times, Cole admitted fame wasn’t something he really embraced.
“Any reasonable person would be ecstatic,” Cole said. “I didn’t have that feeling.”
Listen to the track above.