If you hadn’t noticed, Michelle and Barack rate Hip Hop. Making a break from bygone Presidents (Ronald Reagan we seez ya), the Obamas hold... THE OBAMAS’ TOP 8 HIP HOP MOMENTS


If you hadn’t noticed, Michelle and Barack rate Hip Hop. Making a break from bygone Presidents (Ronald Reagan we seez ya), the Obamas hold many in the rap community in high regard, and have received appreciative bars in return.

Artists from Young Jeezy to Young Hov have put respec’ on the Obamas name. Maybe that’s because POTUS and FLOTUS have a little of that rap style about them. Here’s their eight most hip hop moments.

Barack Obama

“Obama, out.” Two words from President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner summed up why he will remain as the coolest President in history. As our dear POTUS finished his final #WHCD dinner, he uttered those very words and dropped his mic. It’s like he just won a rap battle. Hasn’t he though? Obama’s two terms have been filled with him constantly battling Congress and some of the American people. And he did so gracefully. That level of confidence is so hip hop, but Obama’s done more to seal his fate as the real Hip-Hop President. Check out some other moments.

 We’ll give this one to POTUS because the first lady is also so hip hop. Michelle Obama’s rap video encouraging kids to go to college is better than most work your favorite rapper has put out in recent years. Check it out on College Humor. (Photo: College Humor via

Jay Z, Barack Obama, Beyonce

No, seriously, only Barack Obama could get Jay Z to pose in a picture like this. While Hov didn’t make the cut on Obama’s extensive Spotify playlists, Beyoncé did. (Photo: Morin via Instagram)


Jay Z, Barack Obama

In April, 2008, Obama made it clear that Jay Z gets some serious play on the presidential iPod. While campaigning during the 2008 presidential election, the ex-Chicago senator spoke to a crowd of North Carolinians about the constant shots being fired from Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Showing us all just how cool he is, he simply said, “You just gotta, kinda let it…” as he proceeded to take Jay’s advice and brush the dirt off his shoulders. (Photo: Getty Images)

When Missy Elliot hopped in the backseat of Michelle’s Car Pool Karaoke

James Cordon’s Car Pool Karaoke is known for delivering a celebrified bonanza. Michelle Obama lived up to that by bringing the OG queen of rap through on hers for a song written to promote self-worth in girls. Sick stuff.

When Barack showed love (x3) to Kendrick Lamar

Perhaps owing to the Compton MC’s socially relevant lyricism, Mr. Obama has gone out of his way to pay his dues to Kendrick. He said he’d back K Dot over Drake in a rap battle, named “How Much A Dollar Cost” as his record of 2015, and invited him to perform and discuss mentoring at the White House. Perhaps Barack is shooting for a spot on TDA when he leavea the Oval Office?


When POTUS backed Common despite the Fox s**t

Obama had the balls to disregard a heap of criticism from Fox News when he invited Common to the White House. The notoriously bigotted media outlet criticised the President for bringing the rapper through, on the basis that he’d once written a song celebrating a ‘cop killer’. As Jon Stewart pointed out, however, their criticism had a not-so-slyly prejudiced edge to it. Obama paid no mind and entertained Common anyway. Power move.

When Barack went 8 Mile on Donald Trump

Lastly, Obama has sent a few lyrical jabs at opponents that would not sound out of place in a rap battle (#obamaforlordofthemics?). The best of these – probably because he’s a complete twat – were shots directed at Donald Trump, or ‘The Donald’. Barack destroyed the wannabe President – twice! He pried on the stupidity of many if his claims, while Donald pulled one of those desperate hidden-fury smiles. Yes, yes Barack!


And there you have it, eight top moments from the most Hip-Hop POTUS and FLOTUS yet.

Henry Okafor

  • Ty

    2016-07-29 #1 Author

    Such an amazing family ! We’re going to miss y’all !


  • Janie Levario

    2016-07-29 #2 Author

    The best president of all time. Wish he could stay , he will be missed in the white house.


  • Darius Powell

    2016-07-29 #3 Author

    Obama will forever be the best coolest president!!!!


  • brittany marcelin

    2016-07-29 #4 Author

    Love them


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