J. Cole celebrated his 31st birthday on Thursday with a special Forest Hills Drive Live album, a set taken from his recent nationwide trek and HBO special.

The single camera-shot visual shows young Jermaine bringing his heat to the streets.

Shot in 2008, the emotional video touches on abortion and was recorded three years before J. Cole landed his deal.

Infidelity is a frequent topic for Cole, who gets caught cheating in this plot-driven clip.

Miguel and J. Cole reunite for a surprising Making a Murder-esque visual for the rapper’s most popular love song.

Cole plays the lead role in the Sheldon Candis-directed tearjerker that tackles the war on drugs and racial profiling.

Cole recounts losing his virginity in a visual story about literal puppy love.

G.O.M.D. J. plays a house slave who leads a plantation revolution in a rallying cry for unity.

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