Watch Jay-Z’s Campaign Video For President Obama

Carl Williott | October 15, 2012 - 2:25 pm

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.