Barack Obama Influencing Hip Hop?

September 15, 2008 By:

Today's youth is more involved with politics then ever before in the history of the United States. And Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has become such an icon to today’s youth, that he's actually influencing hip-hop and rap music.

Stars like Young Jeezy and Nas have put aside their differences and join forces to show their support for Barack Obama in new song entitled, "My President Is Black."

A few months back Ludacris got heat for a song he wrote about the Senator in which he glorified Obama and slammed Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The story made headlines nationwide which prompted Obama's camp to release a statement about the song. caught up with the stars at the 2008 MTV Video music awards where we got the scoop from the artists on why politics plays a huge role in hip hop. Check out the special video coverage below...