Barack Obama on Hip-Hop

In a recent interview with MTV’s Sway Callway, Senator Barack Obama gave his thoughts on Hip-Hop.
“I’m a little older than hip-hop culture,” he said. “I was there at the beginning, but I was already getting older.”

The Presidential candidate went on to state how much he appreciates the forward thinking and entrepreneurial spirit of the Hip-Hop generation.

“What I’ve appreciated, watching this hip-hop generation, is to see how entrepreneurial they’ve been. In the past, musicians oftentimes were commodities. They were just shuffled around. Obviously, they did well, but they didn’t have the vision to say, ‘I’m going to build a business. I’m going to build my own studio. I’m going to create my own production operations.’ I think they’re a lot more sophisticated than in the past, and that is a wonderful thing.”

See the video HERE


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