Barack Obama Listens To Eminem, Loves Kendrick Lamar, Calls Kanye West A Jacka**

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Barack Obama is the coolest U.S. president ever. Before delivering his speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Obama listened to Eminem, says Pitchfork Media. What an excellent idea. If you didn't get pumped up with Eminem's rap music, nothing could pump you up. The source, explains, as follows.

"There were some big musical moments on stage at this year's Democratic National Convention, but arguably, one of the best happened backstage...At one point, cameras caught President Barack Obama enjoying Eminem's 'Lose Yourself.'"

"Kendrick… his lyrics, his last album, was outstanding, best album, I think, of last year," Obama concludes.

Barack would have been around 10-years-old when rap music started to take shape in America. According to Plastic Little Raps, "rapping first gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1970s as a kind of street art, especially among African American teenagers."

By the time Barack Obama was 20-years-old, rap music would be a breakaway music genre "when the Sugarhill Gang released their breakaway hit, 'Rapper's Delight.'''

Presently, Eminem is considered very much a part of the burgeoning rappers consortium. Proof of this is not only the artist's record sales but the fact that even President Barack Obama listens to his rap creations such as "Lose Yourself."

Sean Combs, who goes by many stage names such Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is still rap music's top dog with a net worth of $710 million, according to Time to Break. Beyoncé's hubby, Jay Z, is No. 3 with $610 million.

Another Barack Obama favorite who has made it to the top 19 highest-earning rappers is Eminem who at No. 6 is worth $210 million. He is followed by Usher at $180 million. Drake is No. 17 with $100 million. Lamar hasn't made it to the top 19 list yet.

As you can see, rapping is big business. It is also an exclusive enclave of its original founders, making Obama's choice, Eminem, more the exception rather than the rule.

Barack Obama's attitude towards Kanye West also gives us an insight into the presidential attitude of calling a spade a spade. Now that he is 55-years-old, it doesn't look like his spade-calling will mellow anytime soon — as Barack Obama does the same thing to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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