Continuing on the campaign trail, Obama for America has released a new video, The Power of Our Voice, featuring Hip-Hop mogul and longtime President Obama supporter, Jay-Z.
The video begins with Jay-Z touching on the hope that was felt across the nation when the POTUS was running for his first term. Scenes from Jay-Z’s Made In America concert flash across the screen, culminating in a video message from President Obama addressing concertgoers about Jay-Z’s perseverance and will to pursue the American Dream. Jay-Z later adds, “For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.
“Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people.”
The president has not been shy about his connection with Jay-Z. On numerous occasions he has refered to his life story and music, and has even been spotted brushing the “dirt” of his shoulders, a move popularized by Hov’s Timbaland produced hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulders.”
In late September, Jay alongside his wife Beyoncé, hosted a private campaign fundraiser for the commander in chief at the 40/40 club in Manhattan.
Click below to view the ad.
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