President Barack Obama Listens To Damian Marley & Nas “Distant Relatives”
United States President Barack Obama has opened up to Rollin Stone magazine about what music he has been listening to these days.
Excerpts from the President interview with the magazine been making the rounds around the net. Urban Islandz got the privilage to read some interesting excerpts as to what the President have on his iPad. Rollin Stone ask:
What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days?
“My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. 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.”
“A lot of classical music. I’m not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.”
“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.”
The President emphasized in his interview that he have a lot of Jay-Z and also listens to Nas and Damian Marley “Distant Relatives” while he works out.
“Distant Relative” is a collaboration album by rapper Nas and reggae/dancehall artist Damian Marley, that was released in May of this year. Two mega stars is now touring across the globe and promoting the album.