1. He Used to Get Paid to Dress Up Like a Kangaroo
Before striking fame on the hip-hop charts, J Cole had many odd jobs before he found success as a singer. The rapper used to scrape together money working as a newspaper salesman, a bill collector, and a file clerk. After he graduated college at St. John’s University in New York, J Cole moved back home and worked at a skating rink in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He got paid to clean the arena and dress up as the hockey team’s kangaroo mascot every now and then.