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President Obama Says Jay Z ‘Is Still King’ and Gives Props to Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper

We all know that President Barack Obama loves hip-hop (just look at his summer playlist), and during his interview on Sway on the Morning on Friday (Oct. 28), POTUS continue to express his fondness for rappers speaking their minds.

When asked about the current state of rap, President Obama noted some of his favorites and the rising stars in the game.

“I think the young guys, Kendrick and Chance are doing amazing work…I love Drake and the girls love Drake. He’s, commercially, just doing great and unbelievably talented,” he says (quotes via “Jay Z is still the king. You know, he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye.”

Several hip-hoppers have saluted President Obama on a job well done. Veteran rhyme-slinger Snoop Dogg thanked Obama for setting the political tone.

“Thank you Obama for really setting the tone for whoever the f— is coming in there next, which we don’t give a f— about,” the rapper told Rolling Stone. “We just gonna live like you still up in there.”

In the past, President Obama has been the subject of rap parodies as well. From Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” YG’s “F— Don’t Trump” and Drake and Future’s “Jumpman.”

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