What Music Does the Fastest Man on Earth Listen To?

I like Usain Bolt.  He’s a hotdog, a showboat and hype hog–but I love the guy’s style.  Watching the men’s 100 metre race the other night, I wondered if he was a music fan.  Turns out he is.  From The NME:

I like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, those guys,” Bolt has said. “That’s who we listen to in Jamaica. A little bit of Ludacris. As long as it’s hot, we got it.

Elsewhere, Bolt has professed a love for controversial dancehall artist – and teenage friend – Vybz Kartel. “Vybz Kartel is my favorite artist. He’s a good lyricist. I listen to all his music – it’s fun.” Bolt said in the documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast.

He’s also an aspiring DJ.  See?


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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