United States President Barack Obama has opened up about what he has been listening to these days and admits that Jay-Z is no longer the only rap star found in his playlist.
While not going deep into specifics, Obama said Nas and Lil Wayne have been inducted into his music selection.
“Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president’s personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. 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. 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.” (Rolling Stone)
Last March, Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, visited Obama at the White House.
Jay-Z took advantage of his time in the Beltway on Wednesday to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “I just came from the White House,” he told the audience at the Verizon Center on the Washington, D.C., stop of his Blueprint 3 tour. According to The Washington Post, Hov made the remark during the last minutes of his concert. Officials confirmed to the Post on Thursday (March 4) that President Barack Obama had indeed met with the Brooklyn MC and the pair chatted briefly. In an interview overseas last month, Jay-Z revealed that when he once called President Obama, he heard BP3 playing in the background. (MTV)
The rapper previously said Obama worked out to his music.
Rapper Jay-Z said President Barack Obama was among his biggest fans and that he frequently played the artist’s explicit tunes while exercising, it was reported Friday. The 10-time Grammy award winner said in an interview with U.K. broadcaster the BBC that the President enjoyed working up a sweat to the sounds of Jay-Z’s latest album, Blueprint 3. “Barack loves hip hop. When I called him he was playing Blueprint in the gym,” the star said. (My Fox)
Later this week, Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. will perform for the president at the National Gen44 Summit concert in Washington, D.C.
The Atlanta native will travel to Washington, D.C. to perform at the historic DAR Constitution Hall on September 30 as the featured performer for the “National Gen44 Summit Kick Off Concert with President Barack Obama.” The three-day gathering was created by the Democratic National Committee to cultivate and empower young leaders. (XXL Mag)
Check out Master P speaking with SOHH about Barack Obama down below: