Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may be known for his charm, rhetorical skills and meteoric rise within the Republican Party.
But what you may not know is that Rubio really likes old school gangster rap.
For the December issue of GQ, the senator gave a free-wheeling interview in which he discussed politics and some other important stuff. But the hard-hitting men’s necktie manual waited until the end of the interview to ask the hard-hitting question — “What are your three favorite rap songs?”
The senator revealed that he prefers old school and some pretty hardcore rap songs, such as: “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A., “Killuminati” by Tupac and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
Rubio also compared current popstar/ rapper Pitbull — who is most famous for starring in Dr. Pepper commercials — to Eminem and Tupac.
“His songs are all party songs. There’s no message for him, compared to like an Eminem. But look, there’s always been a role for that in American music,” Rubio told GQ. “There’s always been a party person, but he’s a young guy. You know, maybe as he gets older, he’ll reflect in his music more as time goes on. I mean, he’s not Tupac. He’s not gonna be writing poetry.”
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that Sen. Marco Rubio does not like the musical stylings of fellow Cuban-American Pitbull. In his interview with GQ, the senator compared Pitbull to the likes of Tupac and Eminem. The Daily Caller regrets the error.