[Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.]

Here are some facts about J. Cole:

J. Cole's full name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole.

J. Cole is from North Carolina.

J. Cole is a 28-year-old rapper.

J. Cole once rapped, “No strings attached // like a cordless phone.”

J. Cole is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.

J. Cole released a new album yesterday called Born Sinner.

A track by track review, using kitten GIFs:


“Land of the Snakes”



“She Knows”

“Rich Niggaz”

“Forbidden Fruit”

“Chaining Day”

“Let Nas Down”

“Born Sinner”

“Power Trip”

And finally, here's my review of Miguel's appearance on “Power Trip.”

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