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Monday, February 04, 2008

Yes We Can! Rappers for Obama

In the past there's been all sorts of musical movements to promote important causes, raise awareness and generate money for charity. Farm Aid and the We are the World USA for Africa are just two examples that come to mind. With the 2008 election approaching to determine our next US president, Black Eyed Peas frontman, has produced a star studded song to endorse democratic candidate Barack Obama.

The all black and white music video features the likes of, John Legend, Common, Tatyana Ali, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Barack himself. The mellow yet inspirational acoustic song is based on Barack's victory speech from New Hampshire with the three words "Yes We Can" chanted and sung throughout. The video features footage of Barack's powerful speech as well with musicians adding to the song. Suprisingly, Kanye West and Oprah Winfrey, fellow Chicago natives didn't cameo in the video..

So now Barack not only has the backing of Oprah Winfrey and Hulk Hogan, but is endorsed by many other popular celebrities and rappers too. Will this be enough to push Obama into the Oval office for 2008?

Watch the full Yes We Can music video here.

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