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Eric Trump Apparently Loves Hip-Hop Covers of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 15: Eric Trump waves as he heads into U.S. President Donald Trump's suite during the U.S. Women's Open round three on July 15, 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Journalist Ashley Feinberg has discovered what very much appears to be a YouTube playlist maintained by Eric Trump (the blonde one). The presidential kiddo primarily uses the platform to peruse gun videos and milling machine restoration tutorials, but he also has bookmarked several songs. Brodie particularly digs covers of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 1801 composition “Piano Sonata No. 14,” popularly known as “Moonlight Sonata.”

One of Trump’s favs is a 2014 upload titled “Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata HipHop Cover Instrumental” by YouTube user FuckOfUsername1.

He also likes this version by NodaMixMusic™ that mashes up Beethoven’s piece with 2Pac’s posthumous Outlawz collaboration “Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II).”

Trump likes other rap mash-ups, too, including this vaguely tropical house remix from Norwegian DJ Matoma that splices together Ice Cube’s 2000 reunion with Dr. Dre and MC Ren “Hello” with The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1993 hit “Party and Bullshit.”

Now you know what a first family failson bumps in between golf rounds and pyramid schemes. Eric, if you’re reading this, may we also recommend $uicideboy$’s “Moonlight Sonata” flip “Weightoven.” It’s pretty sick.

If you’d like to devote any more energy to learning about this guy’s online habits, read Slate’s full report here.