Black People Politics : Obama talks about Hip Hop, Jay-Z and others

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MysteryDoors

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Obama, says he has been a Hip Hop fan for years.

"I've met with Jay-Z; I've met with Kanye. And I've talked to other artists about how potentially to bridge that gap. I think the potential for them to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking (is massive),"

Though he supports using Hip Hop as a catalyst for good, Obama is also aware of Hip Hop's negative side too, acknowledging that messages of crime and misogyny overshadow the many positive aspects of rap music.

"There are times, even on the artists I've named, the artists that I love, that there is a message that's sometimes degrading to women, uses the N-word a little too frequently."


Barack Obama & Hip-Hop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFSVG7jRp_g


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Rap superstar Jay-Z has urged his fellow American citizens to think carefully before voting in the November presidential elections, because Barack Obama shouldn't be chosen just because he's black.

"And I'm not voting for him simply because he's black. The worst thing ever for black people would be to put someone in who wasn't capable. (But) what he represents to a little kid in Marcy Projects (in Brooklyn, New York) right now is to make him feel like he's part of America. We never felt like we were part of the American dream."

What is your opinion of Obama being a big Hip Hop fan?
 

MysteryDoors

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Barack Obama’s hip-hop dilemma is Ludacris
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1110553
ATLANTA - Ludacris’ new song, “Politics as Usual,” may have cost him one of his biggest fans, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

And for good reason: It points up the dilemma facing the nation’s potential first black president, who wants the support of the influential hip-hop community but needs to steer clear of the controversy so commonly associated with its music.

Ludacris’ “Politics as Usual” alludes to an imminent victory for Obama by handing out major put-downs to his rivals. It dismisses Hillary Rodham Clinton as a vice presidential candidate - “that (expletive) is irrelevant” - and says presumed Republican nominee John McCain doesn’t belong in “any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

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MysteryDoors

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Barack Obama’s hip-hop dilemma is Ludacris
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1110553
ATLANTA - Ludacris’ new song, “Politics as Usual,” may have cost him one of his biggest fans, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

And for good reason: It points up the dilemma facing the nation’s potential first black president, who wants the support of the influential hip-hop community but needs to steer clear of the controversy so commonly associated with its music.

Ludacris’ “Politics as Usual” alludes to an imminent victory for Obama by handing out major put-downs to his rivals. It dismisses Hillary Rodham Clinton as a vice presidential candidate - “that (expletive) is irrelevant” - and says presumed Republican nominee John McCain doesn’t belong in “any chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

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Obama rejects Ludacris rap lyrics
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7534736.stm
A song by rap star Ludacris criticising Barack Obama's opponents has been called "outrageously offensive" by the US presidential candidate's campaign.

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