Rappers Weigh in on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

(AllHipHop News)  As President Obama gave his third State of the Union address last night (January 24) and opened the last year of his term, it was clear that several overarching themes are priorities for his Administration in 2012, including the economy, tax legislation, and the development of more jobs.

“We can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” Obama said. “What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.”

In addition to addressing the country’s economic issues, Obama  said he hopes to boost manufacturing, develop new energy sources, and train workers in order to boost the economy. He also called for the development of America’s bridges, roadways, and other infrastructure with financing saved as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a close.

“With @BarackObama giving his State of the Union Address 2nite, it’s officially time 2 BARACK THE VOTE!http://www.barackthevote.com,” Bun B Tweeted.

Questlove of the legendary Roots crew chimed in on the State of the Union address by joking with his Twitter followers and tweeting videos that indirectly related to statements made by Obama:

#SOTU #POTUS for those banks who break the law on wall street i will no longer bail you out. matter of fact i will http://youtu.be/1VRZq3J0uz4,” Questlove said as he Tweeted the link to KRS-One’s “Sound the Police.”

Even Snoop Dogg had his thoughts on the president’s speech: “tell prez to #legalizeit #baracktalk @theleague99 ustre.am/nYWF #puffpuffpasstuesdays,” Snoop tweeted.

Obama also pointed out signs of economic recovery, claiming to have created 3.2 million private-sector jobs in 22 months, while saving the auto industry.

“People can say whatever, but if you oppose what President Obama says when he talks, you best to sharpen your intellect. TheseNextYrsNotForDumbsht,” the outspoken Chuck D of Public Enemy tweeted.

“We do not accept that ours will forever be a nation of haves and have-nots. We must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves,” Obama said to listeners, encouraging the pursuit of the American Dream and happiness.

“You can call this class warfare all you want,” Obama said. “But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.”

  • rep87

    very intelligent President just need to get those dumb azz up there to see that he know what he doing

  • Rikkid Germano

    If you still believe the smart talk of this actor, then I feel truly sorry 4 y’all! He hasn’t done anything for this country, all talk and he passed laws that are bad for the american people. Just for the fact, Ron Paul never co-signed tax raises – never! Do your homework brothers

    • Q.

      F*ck a Ron Paul. Like he’s going to save America. LOL

    • Ron Paul doesn’t have enough support to even beat the 2 clown ass front runners in Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. 
      You better go with the minorities best option and vote for Obama. If not him, stay your ass home.

  • mario magana

    Obama is one of the weakest president we have ever have, right next to george bush, didn’t do anything but try to get his way with medical for all, but nothing moving, come on!! it’s all illuminati ran anyway, lol

    • I say the same thing sometimes about Obama being too weak and always wanting to compromising with people who doesn’t give a damn. But to say that Bush was weak, nigga hell naw!! That son of a bitch was steady once he made up his mind. Stubborn than a muthafucka! 

      Man, get off that Illuminati shit. lol Some nigga on you-tube said that MLK was a member. Now watch a bunch of dumb niggas believe that too lol.

  • Ravi Singh

    his words are great, but he needs to make good on more of his promises too before the next election.  bring some proof to the table.

    • I agree with you. But do take into consideration that he is up against a bunch of people that wishes his downfall, who wish him no success. Shit is hard with a do-nothing congress. 

  • Republicans and Democrats are the same thing, if you thought or think change will happen because you have a black presidetn then your blind, he still belongs to a party that he must listen to and follow, real change is when someone is in that does not belong to none of the 2 and owes nothing to people whi lobby and have been for years, and for all the artist and tv people and regurlar people who only know about polotics because the presdident is black your lostm i hate seeing these people say i support obama with no reason why, i dont care if a mexican, black, indian, chineese, as long as they belong to a party they are the same garbage, and dont blame one presdident for things that have been happening for years, dont think banks and others have not been getting help before its nothing new, the new thing is now we have so much media and net we know more,, but u cant even blame bush also,  it goes back to Regan for letting jobs go overseas and letting banks run this country is older than all of us



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  • NorthDollasTX

    FACT: banks been running this country since 1929 when Roosevelt was president and if need be they’ll bail they azzes out again OR the whole entire country will fold, right/ok? – OBAMA gonna get his 8yrs – no mf doubt about that.  Why you think there’s no FORMIDABLE/CREDIBLE opponent to run against. Not like it matters cuz democrates/republicans are the same to them – just portrayed different to US. The niggah just a FIGURE HEAD or a “token” for you dumb niggahs. This country was in the shitter way before the 1st bush took office – er’body after him just dug the grave deeper.  No more civil liberties meaning OBAMA signed off to let these mf’s run up in yo spot, confine you to wherever, convict you with no right to a fair trial … then HIDE YO MF AZZ for life.

    POLITICS aint shyt but POLITICS … my only reasons ever for supporting OBAMA was 1. He’s BLACK enough (which i took as my own victory for everything we’ve endured as black people) 2. because he was young, smooth, and unapologetic at 1st.  Now i always knew that all PRESIDENTS have been pawns (checks and balances) and we learned that in the 6th grade.  But after 400 years of being crucified on trees i felt at least they owed us that.  But in reality it was a smoke screen – “give’m the black president – shut they azzes up even more – keep’em docile so they dont buck back”

    but my niggah look at the clock – its bout time for a BLACK RENAISSANCE a rebirth of sorts and i aint talking about no damn HIP HOP cuz its already too tainted … i mean like a real live NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT like the 60’s – and im not advocating VIOLENCE unless its in retaliation or for protection … im talking about A WAKE UP – A RESURGANCE IN OUR SELF WORTH – BACKING THE BLACK DOLLAR TYPE SHYT

  • PsSjMg

    i hope all you hip hop head zombies out there dont fall for this one again,obama is a lier and its been proven,if you want truth and freedom please for gods sake vote ron paul