Mayor Eric Adams’ son is chasing rap dreams in Albania

Mayor Eric Adams’ son is chasing his rap dreams – all the way to Albania.

The Big Apple’s first son Jordan Coleman – aka rapper “Jayoo” – took to the stage in the capital Tirana on Wednesday night to compete on the Albanian equivalent of “American Idol.”

The 26-year-old, who was accompanied by two dancers, belted out his raunchy “Itsy Bitsy” rap – complete with the lyrics “wanna twerk that ass and shake them titties”.

“I support it s–t, she’s beautiful. Still, she has to stay committed. She would miss life. When she’s given up, she doesn’t want to admit it. Free entry, go on trips and burn yourself up until you get dizzy,” he rapped at the beginning of his three-minute track.

Coleman donned black sunglasses and went on stage without a t-shirt. Instead, he bared his chest and wore only a red and black patched jacket.

There’s no word yet on whether Mayor Adams, who has disagreed with his son over drill rap in the past, tuned in to see Coleman’s performance.

Jordan Coleman on stage on Wednesday
Mayor Eric Adams’ rapper son, Jordan Coleman, competed in Albania’s counterpart to American Idol on Wednesday night.
Instagram / _jayoo_
Eric Adams and his son Jordan Coleman
Mayor Adams has been at odds with his 26-year-old son over drill rap in the past. It wasn’t clear if Hizzoner was tuned in to see Wednesday’s performance.
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City Hall did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.

Kënga Magjike, the American Idol-style competition that translates to “Magic Song”, is an annual competition hosted by TV Klan that welcomes both Albanian and international artists.

Coleman, who currently works in the film department of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, has been promoting his upcoming performance at the Balkans singing competition for months.

“I want to be an international rap artist, this was a big step in that direction,” he wrote in an Instagram post after his debut performance in September.

Coleman on stage in Albania.

Coleman entered the competitive arena back in September.

The song is notoriously raunchy, like the rest of Coleman's music.

Coleman belted out his raunchy “Itsy Bitsy” rap during his performance.

Coleman said his father didn't understand drill music.

Adams and his son had previously fought over the mayor’s stance on violent drill music.

According to the competition’s website, he returned to the stage on Wednesday night for the competition’s semifinals.

A voting system will now select a pool of artists who will compete in the finals of the competition on Saturday.

Coleman’s appearance on stage comes just months after he publicly confronted his father when Hizzon-based social media companies controversially called for banning “drill” rap videos that glorify and promote violence.

The mayor’s request came shortly after 18-year-old rapper Jayquan McKenley, aka Chii Wvttz, was gunned down in Brooklyn in February.

Jordan Coleman
Coleman currently works in the film department of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
Instagram / _jayoo_

Adams accused the genre — a gritty, nihilistic style of rap that glorifies guns, drugs and violence against rivals — of “contributing to the violence” seen across the country

Coleman then gave an interview to Complex, insisting his father didn’t fully understand drill music.

“To say the drill scene will be banned is outrageous because you can’t ban a genre of music — any kind of genre of music,” he told the outlet at the time.

He said he texted his father immediately after the comments surfaced, telling him: “Dad, you can’t speak for me. I have drill rappers on our label as clients and I like drill music. You can’t ban a genre. And I’m not sure why you said what you said, but I disagree.”

Coleman added, “And he said, ‘I understand what you’re saying and you’re allowed to disagree. We come from different times.’” Mayor Eric Adams’ son is chasing rap dreams in Albania


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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