State of the Union? Marco Rubio, Tupac and Notorious BIG


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The Independent Online

Which aspiring presidential candidate claims to be mildly obsessed with gangster rap, sorry, hip hop, sorry, the oeuvre of such modern urban luminaries as Christopher George Latore Wallace?

Why of course, it's Marco Rubio! The Tea Party favourite and son of Cuban immigrants, who is talked of incessantly as a Republican candidate for 2016, gave his Party's response to the State of the Union yesterday, in both English and Spanish.

His oft-expressed affection for the likes of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G, real name ending in Wallace (as above), was judiciously leaked to the world via a Spotify list some time ago.

This has proved the ideal excuse for Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist, take take a jolly romp through Rubio's tastes and tell us what they tell her about his political prospects. Well worth a read.