Wednesday, September 29, 2010

But It's Not About Racism (The Gangsta Rap Edition)

The last question posed of President Obama for the most recent and lengthy Rolling Stone article's October 14th edition, but available online now, asked what kind of music he is currently listening to.

The President gave a fairly in-depth answer, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. He also said he listen to "a lot of R&B" and included classical music specifically naming Maria Callas as his opera standby.

He then said this:

"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."

So what, pray tell, could the Fox Nation website headline possibly be?

Via Bob Cesca:

Yes, the Prez is a gangsta rap aficionado. But it has nothing to do with race, right?

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

What!No Pat Boone!No Doris Day!No Hank Williams Jr?No Ted Nugent?Communist!