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Obama Names Kendrick Lamar Song As His Favorite Of 2015, Becomes Coolest President Ever

Michelle locks down the title of coolest First Lady, too.

Game over, Millard Fillmore. Barack Obama just cemented his status as the coolest president of all time.

In an interview with People Magazine published Wednesday, the president said his favorite song of 2015 was Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost."

Lamar, a hip-hop artist from Compton, California, frequently tops best rapper lists. He has been nominated for 11 Grammys, including Album of the Year for 2015's "To Pimp A Butterfly," which includes Obama's favorite track.

Obama has made no secret of his fondness for hip-hop. So while his choice isn't necessarily surprising, it's certainly bold, since hip-hop music -- especially rap -- is frequently subversive and critical of government, and hasn't been celebrated by many presidents. Several rap songs have even scathingly criticized presidents like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

First lady Michelle Obama, who has announced plans to release a hip-hop album to promote a healthier America, told People that "Uptown Funk," by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, was her favorite song of the year.

The White House may never be this hip again.

Listen to "How Much A Dollar Cost" and "Uptown Funk" below.

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