President Obama delivered another funny speech at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He came out to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” before making a joke about the Jay-Z Cuba controversy amongst other things.
Cosigns in hip-hop have become incredibly important. If you’re an up-and-coming rapper, you dream of a Kanye West cosign. Blogs cosigning rappers is now pretty valuable as well. There’s also cosigns for clothing lines and drinks. But Presidential cosigns? I’m not talking about the President cosigning rappers either. I’m talking about rappers cosigning Presidential candidates. Just 10 years ago, hip-hop had little importance in the political field. Usually it was just a few rappers calling for change in politics, but their voices were rarely heard. This changed in 2008 when Barack Obama ran for President. Suddenly, politicians, or Barack’s campaign, realized that hip-hop actually had a ton of influence over the culture. Plus, adults listen to hip-hop as well. So the Obama campaign went after their votes. They went after cosigns from rappers like Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, and Nas. With hip-hop’s help, Obama won the White House. As the 2012 November election draws closer, Romney isn’t Obama’s only worry. He doesn’t have hip-hop behind him like he did back in 2008. Forget about the possible effects of him backing gay marriage. Hip-Hop isn’t backing him! Obama needs hip-hop to win the election. Hip-Hop has tremendous influence over the rest of the culture which can help him get re-elected.