Jay-Z to Campaign For Obama in 2012
Rap impresario Jay-Z has long since been respected as a presidential MC and now there are reports that President Barack Obama will request Hov’s services for his re-election bid.
Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton recently joked with the New York Post,
“I can’t believe you’ve finally heard the chatter about [Jay] replacing Larry Summers. In all seriousness, keep in mind he was pretty active during the 2008 election, so I don’t think it’d surprise anyone that [Jay] would be involved again. But it’s a little premature.”
In recent years, Jay-Z has become more viable as mainstream figurehead and was unofficially instrumental in rallying youth for the ’08 presidential campaign.
As recently reported, Jay recently recorded a motivational ad helping to encourage voters to “use their voice.”
In a new ad campaign, Jay-Z is encouraging the younger generation to “Fight for what’s right and what you believe.”
The 30 second video taken after President Obama’s historic 2009 victory, shows Jay giving the crowd a motivational speech about how their vote truly made a difference in America.