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Reinhard rides high with music

Updated: November 12, 2008, 9:51 AM ET
By Brian A. Giuffra | ESPNRISE.com

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AP Photo/Eric JamisonRihanna and Chris Brown aren't admitting they're a couple, but Rachel Reinhard won't hide that she loves their music.

Rachel Reinhard is one of the top up-and-coming skate boarders in the nation. The Doherty High (Colorado Springs, Colo.) senior has already competed in the X Games -- finishing fourth in the skate street finals -- and landed an impressive second place finish at the Maloof Money Cup. But skating isn't her only love. Music is her second passion. Here are her five favorite musical artists.

1. T.I.
"He's so creative. He pumps me up for sure. I probably listen to him too much."

2. Lil Wayne
"He has so many hits. 'Let it Rock' is my favorite song right now. I listen to that with my brother all the time."

3. Rihanna
"I like her beats. I like to listen to her when I drive to school. It wakes me up in the morning."

4. Chris Brown
"I like his dancing. He's good at Michael Jackson impressions. He's got a great voice too."

5. T-Pain
"He's so original. He thinks of the craziest stuff to rap about."

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