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Obama likes Kendrick Lamar, ‘The Martian’

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President Obama got his pop culture kicks this year from listening to Kendrick Lamar and watching “The Martian.”

The commander in chief tells People magazine that he’s a fan of Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost.” The rapper says the track, which debuted earlier this year, is “a true story” about “moments in my life deeper than just handing somebody a dollar.”

{mosads}While not known to be a sci-fi fan, Obama also says he loved “The Martian,” the Matt Damon-starring flick about an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars. The film has reportedly raked in more than $570 million worldwide since its October release.

Michelle Obama has her own music and movie picks, saying this year she had “Uptown Funk” on repeat. The first lady danced onstage at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars tune to promote her “Let’s Move!” initiative in April, and also was seen showing off her dance moves to the song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The executive mansion resident, mom to teens Sasha and Malia, also says she enjoyed the animated film “Inside Out.”

The Obamas might also compete for control of the TV remote — while the president says his favorite show is the Cinemax drama “The Knick,” Michelle Obama’s a fan of more humorous fare, choosing ABC’s comedy “Black-ish” as her top choice.

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