Gwyneth Paltrow is a rap fan
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow knows every word to classic rap track 'F**k Tha Police'.
The Oscar-winning actress - who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin - has revealed she is a huge fan of hip-hop music and her favourite group of all time is N.W.A.
And she can rap every lyric to the controversial song, which was released in 1988 and was an alleged violence condoning protest song aimed at the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
In an interview with her friend Jay-Z posted on his new website lifeandtimes.com, she revealed: "I first was exposed to hip-hop when I was about 16 (1988) by some boys who went to collegiate. The Beastie Boys were sort of the way in for us preppie kids. We were into Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. But then I went to Los Angeles the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A which became my obsession ... It was an accident that I learned every word of 'Straight Outta Compton' and to love something that a) I had no real understanding of in terms of the culture that it was emanating from and b) to love something that my parents literally could not grasp. But I was hooked. I can't remember what I ate for dinner last night but I could sing to you every single word of N.W.A's 'F**k Tha Police'. Go figure."
'Straight Outta Compton' was the album released by N.W.A - whose original line-up featured Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Arabian Prince and DJ Yella - which contained the song in its tracklisting.
As well as her love of gangsta rap, Gwyneth - who recently unveiled her own vocal talents in the movie 'Country Strong' and on TV show 'Glee' - also revealed she is a massive fan of Nirvana.
When quizzed by hip-hop mogul Jay on her other musical tastes, she said: "I was never super into '80s or '90s pop. Aside from the hip-hop I loved, I was very into alternative stuff like New Order and The Cure and bands like Yaz and Book of Love. But when Nirvana came out, my mind was kind of blown. I remember sitting around a record player playing 'Nevermind' for days in a row with my college friends really mesmerised by that record, as everybody was at the time. I couldn't believe my ears."
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