One thing we can pretty confidently say about President Barack Obama: He’s not uptight when it comes to his music selection. President Obama recently spoke with Rolling Stone and revealed the interesting choices that he keeps on his iPod these days–and they’re more in line with the MTV generation than most would think.
Thanks to Reggie [Love, President Obama’s personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved,” President Obama said. “Jay-Z used to be what sort of predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert.”
And Love isn’t the only one keeping Obama on his musical toes. “Malia and Sasha [Obama, his daughters] are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things,” he said. “Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.”
President Obama does still like his classic rock, though–he hasn’t become a total rap convert. “I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff,” he said. “There’s still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.”
Perhaps the next White House dinner will be backed by a soundtrack of Nas and Lil Wayne, though.
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