Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2019 / 04:00 am
U.S. senator and noted hip-hop enthusiast Marco Rubio shared his thoughts on rapper Kanye West's new gospel album in a recent interview with CNA.
"I don't know if I like it or dislike it," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told CNA of the track "Selah" on West's highly-anticipated album "Jesus is King." Rubio said the track was the only one he had listened to on the album as of Monday.
The Florida senator has often spoken publicly about his fondness for rap, previously professing a preference for the West Coast rappers of the 1990s in their musical feud with New York East Coast artists. In a 2012 interview, Rubio described Eminem as "the only guy that speaks at any sort of depth" in the genre.
"He's a guy that does music that talks about the struggles of addiction and before that violence, with growing up in a broken family, not being a good enough father," Rubio said of Eminem in 2012, while noting it was harder to find time to play rap music with a growing family of children around.