Hip-Hop Dominates Olympians’ Playlists

Lindsey Vonn

What are the Olympic athletes listening to on their iPods? A little Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and even some Gucci Mane. Team USA’s shining stars share what gets them pumped before going for the gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Skier Lindsey Vonn

1. BeyoncĂ© – “Sweet Dreams”
2. Lil Wayne – Anything on Tha Carter III
3. T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake – “Dead and Gone”
4. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
5. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Snowboarder Louie Vito

1. Gucci Mane – “Bingo”
2. Da Underdawgz – “Gorillaz”
3. Jay-Z – “Justify My Thug”
4. Stunnaman – “2800″
5. Trouble feat. Stunnaman – “Cadillac”
6. Shyne – “Diamonds and Mac 10s”
7. Lil Scrappy – “Oh Yeah”
8. 50 Cent feat. Eminem – “Patiently Waiting”
9. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – “Forgot About Dre”
10. Juice – “Be Easy”
11. Clipse feat. Cam’ron and Pharrell – “Popular Demand (Popeyes)”

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler

1. Dead Prez – “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop”
2. 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake – “Ayo Technology”
3. Run-DMC – “It’s Like That”
4. Beatnuts – “Watch Out Now”
5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Da Booty”

Snowboarder Elena Hight

1. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
2. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
3. T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
4. Lil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino – “Mrs. Officer”

Figure skater Johnny Weir

1. Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
2. Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
3. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
4. Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black”
5. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

Sources: Women’s Health and Rolling Stone



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12 Comments

  1. Pinoy

    Lindsey Vonn is hot damn fuck wish she was a swimmer instead of a skier so she shouldn’t have to wear all that clothes.

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  2. Skinny

    Where is the hip hop? Outside of Dead Peaz and Beatnut where is the hip hop?

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  3. Travis

    to Skinny: There identifying songs people may know this isn’t just all thats on there I bet. That and not everyone’s into the serious consensus hip hop. These songs are probably to get in their sport zone and not alot of serious hip hop can really do it. At least not to me.

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  4. Baller882

    i mean who gives a f*ck about what they got on there ipod? its like asking Gucci Mane what he had for breakfast??

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  5. BK

    @Skinny, so i guess jay-z, eminem and shyne are not hip-hop?

    so tired of people defining what does and doesn’t constitute hip-hop. get off your high horse.

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  6. Dilla

    @Baller882, You must care if you’re commenting.

    By the way it’s spelled “their” not “there”. educate yourself.

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  7. Quilt

    @BK

    but I don’t think people should call songs hip-hop, when they clearly are (more) pop, or a different genre. Nothing wrong with artists doing different music, just label it right.

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  8. GHU

    @ Quilt

    are you trying to say jay-z, gucci mane, shyne, and 50 cent aren’t hip-hop? they’re certainly not pop.

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  9. Quilt

    @GHU

    nah, wasn’t talking about any tracks/artists in particular.

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  10. bass_man

    this is not P.C. at all but LMAO @ the figure skater’s playlist

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