Contact Us

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 XXLMag.com). “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.”

Next: 10 Times Jay Z Kept His Cool Under Pressure

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!