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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Rap Stars & Obama - Celebrate Victory

It's no secret that President-elect Barack Obama was favored by Oprah Winfrey, and received a shout out in Common's song "The People". A more recent backer of the winning candidate was Jay-Z, who held a few concerts over the course of one weekend to encourage more people to vote Obama in 2008. Jay-Z made the following pre-election comments at a special 11-hour pledge in the Uptown Theatre of Philly.

Jay-Z channelled black political heroes of the past, saying: "I need y'all to be really, really quiet for this. I need you to really understand what I'm telling you. Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly."


Diddy also claims he felt like his vote is the one that put Obama into office. Diddy voted at a school in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. There's also been several Obama-victory-celebration tracks created already. Jay-Z recently unveiled the track "History" on Angie Martinez's Hot 97 Radio Show. Busta Rhymes has created a remix called "Pop the Champagne - Barack Campaign" and Common has "Changes", an Obama inspired track.

Read more about the Obama rap tracks here.

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