We keep seeing swimmer Michael Phelps with his earphones from his IPOD on before every race. Wonder what he’s listening to?
Phelps listens to hip-hop music on his ipod. He says it helps motivate him before a race.
While his pre-race tracklist varies, Phelps has said that “I’m Me” by Lil’ Wayne has been on his playlist in Beijing. The track, off Weezy’s EP “The Leak” features the line:
Yes I am the best/and no I ain’t positive I’m definite/I know the game like I’m reffing it
Other artists that populate Phelps’ iPod include: Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Eminem and Outkast. Occasionally, he’ll throw some techno into the mix, but usually keeps things rap-centric. Phelps doesn’t speak much about the specific songs he’s listening to, but he did tell NBC in 2004 that Eminem’s “‘Til I Collapse” was on his most-played list at Athens. In 2005, he created a playlist for the website Rhapsody that included the songs “Roses” by Outkast, “Burn” by Usher, “Overnight Celebrity” by Twista and “Smile” by G-Unit.
Not exactly my playlist but what works for him……..