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J. Cole gets accused of finessing artist behind ‘KOD’ cover out of his bag

By Joshua Eferighe 7 mins ago Say what you want about J. Cole, whether it be that he looks homeless, is a boring rapper, or needs to put features on his album — I think we can all agree universally agree that he is an overall good dude. What other artists have gone on tour selling tickets for one dollar or who runs away from the spotlight while others clammer for it? What kind of scum bag makes songs like “Love Yourz,” which is about embracing the struggle of success or even like his latest album, KOD, which addresses addiction? This is why is shocking to hear that Cole allegedly ripped off the artist who designed the cover art to KOD. Yesterday a tweet from Sixmau a.k.a. Kamau Haroon , the man who created the artwork for J. Cole’s KOD album, began gaining traction when he went off on a tangent accusing the Dreamville founder of ripping him off in a verbal agreement. According to Sixmau, Cole allegedly sold merchandise featuring the artist’s work without permission. When asked about how he was swindled, Sixmau elaborated, “I did all the creative direction for the KOD album and he told me […]

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