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Robert Pattinson Talks About His Little Known Music Passion

Robert Pattinson Talks About His Little Known Music Passion 1Robert Pattinson taste in music is broader than it seems. Although he tends to favor singer-songwriters, he also gets into Old School rap. So who’s his favorite rapper?

Rob is on the road promoting David Cronenberg’s film “Cosmopolis,” which debuts this week in the UK. In the character’s apartment building, rap music is blaring in one of the elevators. So who’s his fav?

“Definitely Ol’ Dirty Bastard,” the music aficionado tells the UK edition of GQ magazine. Rob is definitely on top of the genre.

“The biopic looks amazing!” he adds referring to “Dirty White Boy,” an upcoming film tha looks at the rapper through the eyes of his manager, Jarred Weisfeld. The film doesn’t have a production date yet, but Rob knows all about it.

“That guy [star] Michael K Williams as well – I was obsessed with ‘The Wire’ for ages. The guy who is directing – Joaquín Baca-Asay, who is James Gray’s director of photography – is amazing. All his movies look incredible.”

Ol’ Dirty Bastard, a founding member of rap group Wu-Tang Clan was one of most eccentric rappers in hip-hop. He died in 2004.

In an interview in Australia, Rob also talked about his fondness for rap as well and his dream of being a rapper when he was young.

“You know I really did, I still kinda do,” he said of his dream. His fav then was also Wu Tang.

“I think when I was pretending to be a rapper I just stole their lyrics. My parents were like, ‘How do you know this stuff? What’s Compton?’ They didn’t understand it. ‘Why aren’t you talking about London.'”

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