Even Barack Obama Is a J. Cole Stan

"This is the benefit of having teenage daughters," the president said.

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It's going to be a long time before we have another President as cool as Barack Obama...or at least with as good of taste in music. Recently Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was Kendrick Lamar's"How Much a Dollar Cost" and later sided with the Compton rapper in a square-off with Drake. Though could you imagine the fallout if he picked a Canadian artist over an American? He's received a couple of pairs of Yeezy's from Kanye West and even invited Jay-Z to attend his second inauguration where Beyoncèsang the National Anthem.

On Friday, while at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee the President expressed his admiration for another big-name rap artist - J. Cole. Cole was on hand performing at the event and afterwards Obama told the crowd. "I love J. Cole. You know, this is the benefit of having teenage daughters. I actually keep up. I got a chance to see J. Cole's mum and grandma." 

Still no word on whether Obama was a day-one The Come Up fan or jumped in after the hype of 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Our guess would be the latter. 

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