Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite Rappers, Proving He’s Still The Coolest POTUS Ever — VIDEO
Barack Obama, President of the United States, and more importantly, a man after my own heart, just keeps getting cooler. As Obama's time in the White House nears its end, it's become increasingly evident that no one will be able to surpass this POTUS in — there's no other way to put this — overall chill factor. Just in the past month alone, Obama danced to "Hotline Bling;" created a workout playlist that featured Jay Z, Drake, and Beyoncé; and invited Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper to his last White House State Dinner. But let's also not forget his dual summer playlists (one for night and one for day, because Barry knows the importance of correlating your jams to the sun's position in the sky) that predated all of those things. Now, the POTUS has revealed his favorite rappers. Of course, he has.
“I think the young guys, Kendrick [Lamar] and Chance [the Rapper] are doing amazing work,” he told Sway Calloway during an interview on SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning. “I love Drake, and the girls love Drake, and he’s commercially just doing great and unbelievably talented." By "the girls," he must mean his daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama, but it's also an applicable statement to Drake's female fanbase. The POTUS continued, "And, you know, Jay Z’s still the king. He’s got a track record. Same with Kanye [West], so there’s a lot of talent out there.” Wait, did President Obama just put Jay Z and Kanye West in the same train of thought? Is he secretly trying to squash their alleged feud and rally for a Watch the Throne 2?
Don't leave us Mr. O.
Obama also discussed his love for the innovative Lamar, and how Chance the Rapper is like a second son to him. (That last part's an exaggeration, but nonetheless, very fun to think about.) Obama said, "When I look at who’s breaking new ground, Kendrick and Chance, those guys are doing just amazing work. And they’re wonderful young men." He continued, "Chance, I’ve known for years ’cause his dad was my state director when I was a senator in Illinois, so I first met Chance when he was 8 years old, and so we’ve been family for a while. And Kendrick, you know, he’s blowing it up. He’s doing great.”
Of Obama's many important feats and lasting legacies, one will be his place in history as the most musically astute president ever. Listen to the president discuss his hip-hop sensibilities with Sway below.
Please never change, Obama.