Of the 44 people who have held the office, Barack Obama might be the most outspoken music fan to ever call himself President of the United States. Just in the past 12 months, he’s spoken with Kendrick Lamar and at SXSW, declared his love for J. Cole and Lamar, sang a Ray Charles song with Usher, and most recently, was seen getting pumped up to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” backstage at the Democratic National Convention.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj
— President Obama (@POTUS) August 11, 2016
Obama may not be able to play the saxophone like Bill Clinton, but he sure does seem to have a pulse on what’s trending now and classics from preceding decades. Check out the playlist above, and let us know what you think of the POTUS’ preferred summer jams.
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