Obama Adds Lil Wayne, Nas to His Playlist

President Obama and Lil Wayne

It’s no secret that the President is a Jay-Z fan, but you might be surprised to hear who else he’s got on his iPod these days.

President Obama has expanded his musical selections. “My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff.”

While Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane dominate his presidential picks, he’s also venturing further into hip-hop, adding tunes from Lil Wayne and Nas into rotation. “Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved,” reveals the Commander-in-Chief. “Jay-Z used to be sort of what 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.”

His daughters are also having an impact on their father’s musical tastes. “Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.”

We wonder what the President would think of Weezy’s latest Drake-assisted song “Gonorrhea.”



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19 Comments

  1. Dan King

    Gotta Love Obama..)dk

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  2. kanye fan

    u ppl forgot or wanna forgot that obama in the interview say jay-z and KANYE WEST

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  3. JustSayin

    Real Nigga Shit
    #JustSayin

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  4. PRESSED?

    that’s rather disturbing

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  5. Mr. WeSt

    @kanye fan, English please. And I’m pretty sure Obama called Kanye a jackass.

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  6. D-Money

    Thats cool to know that the president listens to some of the greats of our time!

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  7. Breeze

    What a hypocrite…

    So you support the harsh gun-control laws that got Weezy locked up, and you hiked the taxes to the level where Nas is in trouble, but yet all of a sudden try to say you’re cool…Yup, Bush was a snake in the road, but Obama’s a snake in the grass.

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  8. joe

    obama sucks. he seems like a nice guy but hes done nothing he has said he was going to..

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  9. kani k.

    why we should care about what he listens to..

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  10. M J

    this is news why?

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  11. Nina

    @kani k and MJ, You obviously both care. That’s why you took the time to read the post and comment, right?

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  12. OIC

    Worst. President. Ever. Seriously.

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  13. J.J.

    OIC Hatin on OBAMA. FREE WEEZY!!!!!!

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  14. ponyo

    i am not a human being should be obama next campaign song real talk…..ps give obama a chance things will not be fixed over night…but remember they can be destroyed also…give a brother a chance dang

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    [...] President Obama has expanded his musical selections. “My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me,” he tells Rolling Stone“I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff.” [...]

  16. jarvis

    Actually he got us out of the recession.

    And @ breeze,
    Stfu smh

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  17. K.K.

    It’s funny to set their faces together in a pic like that… so funny ;D

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  18. J.J

    I m really disappointed in Obama’s taste of music

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  19. NickyNone

    hahaha what is he trying to do?!

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