Watch Jay-Z’s Campaign Video For President Obama

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Jay-Z Gets Political
When it comes to politics, Jay-Z already put his money where his mouth is, raising $4 million for President Obama‘s reelection campaign at a dinner he hosted with wife Beyonce. But with the election nearing, he’s still using his clout to drum up votes for the president, appearing in the above Obama campaign video.

In the lengthy ad, Jay-Z zeroes in on hope and how he thinks seeing Obama rise to the presidency inspired the nation’s kids. But it wasn’t a one-sided love-fest: there’s footage of Obama’s pre-taped message from the Made In America Festival, in which Mr. President touts Mr. Hova’s rise. “He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit,” the president says.

  • Kathy P.


    Hope is held hostage by Fear
    who fears the last of what is held dear
    will disappear
    if Hope dares to rear
    its head
    and stand instead
    of laying low
    staying slow
    slowly dying
    Hope crying from the basement of our hearts
    too smart
    to ever be fully silenced
    silently sending a quiver through our bones
    as Hope hones
    a path back to the head
    surging now, dispelling dread
    Fear fading, no longer fed
    Hope triumphant
    Fear dead
    Free at last.