When he’s not busy pwning Mark Spitz and winning over 9000 gold medals, Michael Phelps is seemingly always rocking some shit on his iPod. Since for at least this week he’s bigger than Miley Cyrus, Yahoo! Sports lurked into what’s on Phelps’ iPod, and guess what? It’s mostly shit, shit and more shit:
While his pre-race tracklist varies, Phelps has said that “I’m Me” by Lil’ Wayne has been on his playlist in Beijing. Other artists that populate Phelps’ iPod include: Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Eminem and Outkast. (What, no ‘Pac?) 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.