Barack Rocks Stevie, Dylan on iPod

Pals Jay-Z, Springsteen also on shuffle
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 26, 2008 3:06 PM CDT
Obama calls Jay-Z "a brilliant talent and a good guy."   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Ever wonder what Barack's bumpin' when he's not stumpin'? In a sit-down with Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner, Obama reveals the artists on his iPod, including supporters like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Jay-Z. Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" drowns out the rhetoric on the campaign trail, but Stevie Wonder gets props as the candidate's "one musical hero."

“Stevie had that run with Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, and Innervisions, and then Songs in the Key of Life," Obama says. "Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we’ve ever seen.” He's down with the new school, too, calling Jay-Z "a brilliant talent" who will "shape attitudes in a real positive way.”