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J. Cole

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The Resume

    (January 28, 1985- )
    Born in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
    Birth name is Jermaine Cole
    Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina
    Songs include 'Work Out', 'Power Trip', 'Crooked Smile', 'No Role Modelz', 'Deja Vu', 'Neighbors', 'KOD', 'ATM', 'Middle Child' and 'Snow on tha Bluff'

Why he might be annoying:

    He's not immune to the feuds and diss tracks which permeate rap and hip hop culture.
    He was accused of 'tone policing' little known Chicago rapper Noname in his song 'Snow on tha Bluff'.
    The backlash for his 'tone policing' was swift, as he was labeled part of the 'patriarchy' and called misogynistic after taking a shot at the female MC.
    Some rap fans feel his lyrics are contrived, some think they're boring, and others think they have a 'sermon like' quality.
    A 'Medium' headline stated he's 'the most hated rapper of his generation'.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He's a classically trained violinist.
    He started his own record label, Dreamville.
    His song 'A Lot', with 21 Savage, won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song (2020).
    His first 5 albums topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
    His album 'KOD' focused on the glorification of drug addiction in rap/hip hop culture.

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 26 Votes: 34.62% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 31 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 128 Votes: 54.69% Annoying