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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Jay-Z Offers 2 Shows to Support Obama

Recent news reported at has confirmed that Rap star Jay-Z will perform two free shows this coming weekend. Jay aka S. Carter will perform a free show in Detroit on Saturday (October 4) followed by another free performance in Miami on Saturday (October 5). Tickets for each of the free concerts will be distributed at Obama’s local campaign offices, has confirmed.

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Obama, who admitted a fondness for Jay-Z and Kanye West, expressed his support for Hip-Hop during an interview with MTV Host/Hip-Hop personality Sway, following a presidential rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.

He also praised the entrepreneurial mind state that rappers often possess.

“In the past, musicians oftentimes were commodities.” Obama told MTV News. “They were just shuffled around…they did well, but they didn't have the vision to say, 'I'm going to build a business. I'm going to build my own studio. I'm going to create my own production operations.' I think they're a lot more sophisticated than in the past, and that is a wonderful thing."

So as the campaign narrows down, will rappers help decide this 2008 vote? Rap star Young Jeezy was not shy about admitting he supports John McCain due to the fact McCain "shook his hand like a real G". There's been previous gossip regarding some sort of Ludacris-Obama riff raff as well. With a star-studded music video, as well as Jay-Z and Oprah on the Obama campaign, it may be hard to stop him come November...

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