President Obama’s Workout Playlist Includes Jay Z, Drake and More
You can listen to the playlist in its entirety below via Spotify. As you can see, the workout music also contains songs from Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Bob Marley and more. Check out the 10-track playlist—maybe it'll give you inspiration to hit the gym as well.
We've known for a while that Obama is a big hip-hop fan. In August, Barry O jammed out to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" before the Democratic National Convention. Also in August, he shared his summer 2016 playlist. The POTUS delivered two separate playlists—songs for the daytime and songs for the nighttime—for a total of 39 tracks consisting of a variety of genres.
Among the hip-hop records Obama included in his summer playlist are Nas and Damian Marley’s “As We Enter,” Jay Z’s “So Ambitious,” Common’s “Forever Begins,” Wale’s “LoveHate Thing,” Chance The Rapper’s “Acid Rain” and Method Man and Mary J. Blige’s “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need.”
Additionally, throughout his time in office, Obama has given hip-hop artists an opportunity to visit the White House and speak with him in the Oval Office. This past April, the President welcomed J. Cole, Chance the Rapper and others to discuss his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, while in May, he and Macklemore discussed opioid addiction during Obama’s weekly address. The President even had Wale perform before his final State of the Union address in January and Kendrick perform on the Fourth of July.
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