UCLA Students Determine Level of Intelligence Needed to Like J. Cole

Tim Hawkins is considering removing his tattoo after learning he’s too intelligent to enjoy Cole’s new album.

“You have to have a certain type of intelligence to enjoy J. Cole.”

This phrase and similar have been uttered incessantly since North Carolina rap star J. Cole hit the scene in 2008. Few know what that “certain level” actually consisted of—before now. Students at UCLA have devised what they believe is a mental aptitude test to determine if you’ll enjoy Cole’s upcoming 4 Your Eyez Only album—before hearing a single bar.

The students tested over 150 Los Angeles-area 17-28-year olds of various educational levels. Some were admitted fans of Cole, such as Colin Simpson.

“I’m hype,” Simpson. “They said it was too smart for me. They said I basically failed. I enjoy all his shit, so I’m excited to hear he got something coming that I won’t even be able to say why I enjoy. Real Hip-Hop all day!”

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He may lack current first lady Michelle Obama’s upper arm strength, but he makes up for it with a nice head of hair.
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