USA Olympic Star Noah Lyles Names Kanye West and Travis Scott as His Favorite Artists Ahead of Nike Prefontaine Classic 2021

Published 08/20/2021, 9:36 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 200m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Bronze medallist, Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


Athletes often foray into alternate careers and interests after reaching the pinnacles of their sports. Memphis Depay is a footballer from Netherlands who plays for Barcelona while also being a fantastic rapper. Likewise, Noah Lyles has entered the industry as well. The American sprinter has a bubbling personality and oozes charisma wherever he goes. After releasing a new single, Noah spoke about his favorite two artists within the music industry.

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His favorites are two of the most incredible musicians in the industry.

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Noah Lyles reveals his favorite artists

After winning the bronze medal in Tokyo, the sprinter will compete in the upcoming Nike Prefontaine Classic where he will be aiming for gold.

He made his entry into the music world with his new single ‘Scared Love’. Debuting under his artist name as Nojo18, he is determined to make his mark in the music industry. Early signs are it is a pretty good song. Moreover, the sprinter expressed his love for music in several shows because he wants to build a career in it.

When asked about the two musicians he loved, he delivered an epic response.

“I am just gonna go with Travis Scott and Kanye West,” said Lyles.

Travis and Kanye are amongst the best artists in the world. Likewise, Noah’s passion for music is inspired by these two artists. The American music industry produces incredible artists year in year out, as Lyles becomes the latest.

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Legacy of Kanye and Scott

While talking about Kanye West and Travis Scott, there is only one word to describe their talent.

Legendary.

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West is a bonafide superstar. He entered the music industry with aplomb and has sold 160 million records across the world. The influences on hip-hop music are clear for music lovers to see with his vibrant taste and feel for music. With 22 Grammy awards under his bag, West has seen it all in his illustrious career. Apart from being a music artist, he is a fashion designer who works with top brands.

On the other hand, Travis Scott is an upcoming prodigy and signed a deal with West’s record label ‘Good Music’. After entering with Kanye, his career has leaped forward to be known as one of the best young artists in the world. In addition, one of his songs named ‘The Plan’ featured in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller, ‘Tenet’. An incredible young talent who has a glittering future.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 200m – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates with his national flag after winning bronze REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

With all the mentors that Lyles has, he can become an incredible artist. Already a successful athlete, Lyles looks keen to make his mark in the music industry.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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