Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Hip Hop Community & Obama

I've been meaning to look these up for a while - a collection of youtube videos representing the hip hop community & Obama. I'm sure that there are many more, but this is a start!

My favorite video is "Jay-Z at Virginia Union College in Richmond, VA puts election day in historical perspective." Jay-Z says to the young people assembled "I wanted to come here, I wanted to look you in the eye, I want you to know ..." It reminds me of Obama's Nov 4 Grant Park speech, when our next president said, "I know you didn't do this just to win an election and I know you didn't do it for me."

Change is afoot.

Enjoy the videos.

Obama on Hip Hop:

On March 3, 2008, some voters in Ohio received this call from Jay-Z encouraging them to vote for Obama:

Kanye West freestyling at Virgin Festival 2008:


Jay-Z at Virginia Union College in Richmond, VA puts election day in historical perspective:

Jay-Z's Obama victory song:

Dizzee Rascal explains how Hip Hop helped Obama win the Presidency. Also, Dizzee wants to become Prime Minister:

Diddy, Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Kevin Liles -- Team Obama Campaign Trail. Yes We Did!!:


Common - "Changes" (A Tribute to Obama):

Common & Talib Kweli sponsored an event on Election Night, in Chicago:

Obama vs Clinton: Who's got Hip Hop's vote? Opinions from Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Mistah Fab, Paul Wall, Luke, Bun B, David Banner, Supernatural, Chingo Bling, Chamilliona... :

TALIB KWELI on the election:

Hip Hop Rocks The Vote:

Rapper Snoop Dogg says Senator Barack Obama Can Win!:

Rapper Ice Cube 4 Senator Barack Obama President 08!:

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