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Obama: "I Have some Jay-Z and Beyonce on My iPod"

By June 29, 2007

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No, that's not a typo. The Democratic presidential hopeful is a Jay-Z fan. During a brief interview with Angie Martinez of New York's Hot 97 FM, Senator Barack Obama disclosed that while he prefers "Ol' Skool" artists like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Miles Davis, his kids help keep him abreast with the current music scene.

"On my iPod, I've got a little bit of Jay-Z and a little bit of Beyonce," said the senator. "A little bit of that stuff. I don't want to pretend that I know as much as my 9-year old or 6-year old daughter."

Being the round-the-clock politician that he is, Obama also seized the opportunity to discuss his presidential campaign and why he deserves the African-American vote.

Listen to the interview for yourself and let us know what you think.

Photos: © Shaun Heasley/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


June 30, 2007 at 11:55 am
(1) noelle says:

Love it

June 30, 2007 at 12:11 pm
(2) bringthanoize says:

9 and 6 year olds listening to B and Jay Z? wtf.

June 30, 2007 at 3:54 pm
(3) richboi88 says:


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July 6, 2007 at 5:40 pm
(4) Patricia Robinson says:

Obama 2008
from the 1st. Time we saw Obama play his role–we saw the real thru his struggles, which brought a glow of promise to our soul..

This man who came from seem like nothing at all–has made his way to America to heed the call..

The call to become what he was born for–that is the president of the US and so much more.

In 2004 Obama gave us a taste at the Democratic Convention–as he spoke proudly to the nation..

He let us see what a real democrat should be–as he spoke so personal; I felt he was only speaking to me..

As I looked and listen that day I saw a light–a light that beamed change so bright..

The world saw something different than we have today–saw a strength filling our ears with a hope of change someday..

Everyone saw and heard–as Obama spoke the world leaned on every word..

When Obama came to the end of what he had to say–Democrats were not the only ones who felt finally a man who thinks the right way..

We felt that this humble man had brought to politics something new–and if he run for President a lot of positive changing he would do..

But there are a lot of changes to be done–right now this second the congress needs to be won..

We need to get some Democrats that will work more than 3 days a week–we need to vote those self serving Republicans from their seats..

Send congresspersons that donít mind walking the halls–that donít mind serving the voter, carrying the political ball..

Its time to make some changes scream them loud–donít get lost in your own political crowd..

Republicans remember why we voted for you–or soon you will be getting your just dues..

Even your own people want you to change the way you serve Us–its harsh, unfair, selfish, and rough..

Its time for a change in this United States–vote in Obama in 2008.


September 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm
(5) hip hop says:

Please get out to vote this year, We need OBAMA 200!!!

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