In an article in today’s Red Eye, writer Matthew Bruce chopped it up with various Bulls and Hawks players to see what they were bumpin’ on their respective iPod’s. Born and bred Chicagoan D-Rose copped to enjoying Southern hip-hop, namely Waka Flocka, with Hinrich claiming he keeps it “traditional” with Tupac and Chris Wallace. Luol Deng (who I once famously caught cruising a smart car down Halsted) enjoys reggae and Bob Marley, as does Joakim Noah (obviously).
Someone tell these guys they need to come get their music from FSD. Please and thanks. Someone later in the article claimed to like “anything with a good beat” which is almost as milquetoast as claiming your favorite music is “anything but country”.
Near All-Star guard Derrick Rose, you might hear Wacka Flocka Flame’s “O Let’s Do It” blaring from his headphones. The second-year point guard from Chicago opts mostly for hip-hop in his pregame ritual and has a particular partiality for southern rap, he said.
Seventh-year guard Kirk Hinrich keeps it old-school with 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. keeping him company prior to tip-offs, while Sudanese forward Luol Deng grooves to the reggae of Damian Marley, son of Bob Marley.
Joakim Noah is a Marley fan too.
“I listen to a lot of music in my car before I get [to the United Center],” he said. “I listen to Phil Collins. I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers. … A lot of Bob Marley.”