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President Obama names his favorite rappers

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Music fan President Obama revealed his favorite rappers in an interview Friday with SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning.

Obama has been open about his love for rap in the past, but now we know his definitive favorites: Jay Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Drake.

The prez went into detail about his picks, saying, “I think the young guys, Kendrick and Chance are doing amazing work. I love Drake, and the girls love Drake, and, you know, so, he’s commercially just doing great, and unbelievably talented. And, Jay Z’s still the king. I mean, he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye, so there’s a lot of talent out there, but 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. 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 eight years old, and so we’ve been family for a while. And Kendrick, you know, he’s blowing it up. He’s doing great.”

Obama has shown his love for Drake before: The President danced to “Hotline Bling” at BET’s Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience at the White House. Chance the Rapper is part of the lineup for this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting concert at the White House.

Pitchfork previously reported the news.

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