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There is no Hip-Hop music on Barack Obama’s Spotify playlist. first revealed the President’s tunes and the closest he gets to any Hip-Hop is Raphael Saadiq, whose worked with Tribe Called Quest and other rap notables in the past. Of course other entries like Al Green and Booker T & The MG’s have been sampled by rap musicians, but that doesn’t really count.

The lack of rap grooves may be surprising considering Obama famously knocked the dirt off his shoulders a la Jay-Z. But you can’t blame the POTUS for the Hip-Hop lockout. The right wing would have a field day if he put some contemporary Hip-Hop on his playlist. No matter how much Hova has achieved, like recently rocking Carnegie Hall to raise money for charity, he’s still a “former drug dealer.” Rick Ross has a gang of hits, but he raps an awful lot about cocaine. And T.I. is clearly a family man, with a federal prison bid on his resume.

So yeah, maybe we’ll see what Obama really listens to if he gets re-elected come November. But at least for his sneaker game is correct.

See the full playlist below.

“Different People” — No Doubt

“Got to Get You Into My Life (Live version!)” — Earth Wind & Fire

“Green Onions (Single/LP Version)” — Booker T. & The MG’s

“I Got You” — Wilco

“Keep on Pushing” (Single version) — The Impressions

“Love You I Do” — Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

“No Nostalgia” — AgesandAges

“Raise Up” — Ledisi

“Stand Up” — Sugarland

“This” — Darius Rucker

“We Used To Wait” — Arcade Fire

“You’ve Got The Love” — Florence + The Machine

“Your Smiling Face” — James Taylor

“Roll With The Changes” — REO Speedwagon

“Keep Marchin'” — Raphael Saadiq

“Tonight’s The Kind of Night” — Noah and the Whale

“Keep Me In Mind” — Zac Brown Band

“The Weight” — Aretha Franklin

“Even Better Than The Real Thing” — U2

“Home” — Dierks Bentley

“Everyday America” — Sugarland

“Learn To Live” — Darius Rucker

“Let’s Stay Together” — Al Green

“Mr. Blue Sky” — Electric Light Orchestra

“My Town” — Montgomery Gentry

“The Best Thing About Me Is You” — Ricky Martin

“You Are The Best Thing” — Ray LaMontagne

We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen

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