Who is Jordan Coleman? NYC Mayor Eric Adams' son, rapper 'Jayoo', competing on ALBANIAN 'American Idol'

Aspiring rapper Jordan Coleman performed his infamous raunchy 'Itsy Bitsy' rap at the American Idol-style competition

Who is Jordan Coleman? NYC Mayor Eric Adams' son, rapper 'Jayoo', competing on ALBANIAN 'American Idol'
New York Mayor Eric Adam's son Jordan Coleman, 26, desires to be an 'International rap artist' (@_jayoo_/Instagram)
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The 'Itsy Bitsy' rapper is crawling up his rap dreams!

TIRANA, ALBANIA: New York City's Mayor Eric Adams's first son Jordan Coleman aka rapper “Jayoo” has returned to the stage to compete in the Albanian equivalent of 'American Idol'. The 26-year-old who desires to be an "International rap artist" took to the stage in the capital city of Tirana Wednesday night, November 24.

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Jordan Coleman donned black sunglasses and opted bare chest, only wearing a red and black patched jacket, during his stage performance. The aspiring rapper was joined by two female backup dancers and performed his infamous raunchy 'Itsy Bitsy' rap. Kenga Magjike, the American Idol-style competition which translates to 'Magic Song', is an annual contest run by the television channel TV Klan that welcomes performers from both Albania and internationally. 

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Who is Jordan Coleman?

Jordan Coleman is the son of ex-cop and current New York Mayor Eric Adams and Chrisena Coleman. He graduated from American University where he studied film and media arts. The 26-year-old who currently works in the film department at Jay-Z’s 'Roc Nation' is known to be an actor, filmmaker, and activist. For months Coleman has been touting his upcoming appearance in the Balkan-based singing competition. After his initial performance in September, he took to Instagram and wrote, "I’m looking to be an international rap artist, this was a major step in that direction.”

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Coleman was the voice actor behind Tyrone the Moose in Nickelodeon's, 'The Backyardigans'. He played Tyrone for the second and third seasons of the show. In 2011 Coleman acted as Smiley Johnson in the film 'Payin' the Price'. The movie won the HBO Best Feature Film competition at the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival. He also won America's Best Dance Crew Champions for Charity Show in 2012.

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In 2016, he was allotted the opportunity to work with TEDx in conjunction with American University to give a talk on success. He "has directed 2 award-winning films by the age of 17," reported TEDx. After gaining huge success from television he funded his first film 'Say it Loud' which focuses on the importance of education for African American males. The documentary starred Sen. Cory Booker, Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan, Ludacris, and more. Coleman's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, according to Net Worth Post.

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In February, Coleman's father Mayor Adam gave a controversial press conference suggesting a ban on drill music and video that promote violence. The mayor’s plea came soon after 18-year-old drill rapper Jayquan McKenley, aka Chii Wvttz, was gunned down in Brooklyn. Coleman subsequently gave an interview claiming his dad didn’t totally understand drill music, he told complex. “Coming out saying that the drill scene is going to be banned is outrageous because you can’t ban a genre of music — any kind of genre of music,” he said. 

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Coleman even texted his father after the remarks surfaced on the internet saying, “Dad, you cannot speak for me. I have drill rappers on our label as clients, and I like drill music. You cannot ban a genre. And I’m not sure why you said what you said, but I disagree.” Coleman says Adams responded, “I understand what you’re saying, and you’re allowed to disagree. We come from different times.”

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A voting poll will decide which performers will compete in the competition’s finals on Saturday.

 

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