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Obama Snubs Hip-Hop; Rap Left Off President’s Official Playlist

(AllHipHop News) Although President Barack Obama is a self proclaimed Hip-Hop fan, this year’s presidential playlist does not contain a single rap song.

The White House released Obama’s 2012 playlist last night (February 9) and while there are a number of R&B, Rock and Jazz acts, not a single Hip-Hop artist made Obama’s list.

Artists like Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, Raphael Saadiq, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Hudson and Darius Rucker made the 29-song list, which was created using music discovery service Spotify.

It is a surprise that not a single rap song made President Barack Obama’s playlist, since he has had a unique relationship with the genre of music over the past four years.

The President has personally invited artists like Jay-Z, Common and DMC of Run-DMC fame, while he is admitted to listening to artists like Lil Wayne, Nas, The Fugees and others.

The President had harsh words for Kanye West after his MTV moment involving country singer Taylor Swift in 2009 and he was once forced to defend himself from ludicrous accusations that he was featured in Tag Team’s 1993 video “Whoomp There It Is!”

President Barack Obama even name checked Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. during his presidential dinner in which he joked on rival Donald Trump, who was in attendance.

Checkout President Barack Obama’s Hip-Hop free playlist below:

Raphael Saadiq: “Keep Marchin'”

Noah And The Whale: “Tonight’s The
Kind Of Night”

Bruce Springsteen: “We Take Care Of Our Own”

Zac Brown Band: “Keep Me In Mind”

Aretha Franklin: “The Weight”

U2: “Even Better Than The Real Thing”

Ricky Martin featuring Joss Stone: “The

Best Thing About Me Is You”

Dierks Bentley: “Home”

Ray LaMontagne: “You Are The Best Thing”

Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay Allstars: “Got To Get You Into My Life” (Live)

Booker T. & The MG’s: “Green Onions” (Single/LP Version)

Wilco: “I Got You”

The Impressions: “Keep On Pushing” (Single Version)

Jennifer Hudson: “Love You I Do” (from Dreamgirls

AgesandAges: “No Nostalgia”

Sugarland: “Stand Up”

Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”

Darius Rucker: “This”

Arcade Fire: “We Used To Wait”

Florence + The Machine: “You’ve Got The Love”

James Taylor: “Your Smiling Face”

REO Speedwagon: “Roll With The Changes”

Sugarland: “Everyday America”

Darius Rucker: “Learn To Love”

Electric Light Orchestra: “Mr. Blue Sky”

Montgomery Gentry: “My Town”

No Doubt: “Different People”

Ledisi: “Raise Up”

  • That wont be real, just a advert for the artists on there that are backed by government for not being outspoke, chances are their lables are based in US and tax goes towards him… however if it is REAL… ffs, get and sort out the state of the US and places your invading… not making a playlist in your office.

    • Tuesday27

      Another stupid brother that sees spooks in everything, around every corner. Why can’t it just be his music list. Jeez

    • Damn, a brother can’t listen to music now?

  • rep87

    To be honest hip hop is garbage right now they aint rapping bout nothing im only talking bout whats being played on radio and push by the industry

  • Dont get me wrong Im a true fan of Hip Hop, but it is taking me a moment to think what rap song would even be suitible for a presidential playlist.  Im pretty sure there is a couple  from last year.

  • mademan3000

    So what’s the problem, this shouldn’t be an issue hell I have a couple playlists and rap is nowhere to be found on one of them!

  • Diemenz

    Ledisi I can’t front she makes really good music, surprisingly no jonelle monae?

  • Romia Blue

    I’m a fan of Hip Hop but they aren’t in my everyday playlist. Y’all really reachin for some shyt to talk about. Like for real? It’s for this reason he probably left them off. He’s criticized for everything, so imagine if he DID have Ni**as in Paris in his line up. I can’t lie though, Rick Ross’ “You The Boss” would’ve been hard

  • $20434212

    Well, duh.

  • Win / Win situation!

    No conflict / Backlash for Hip HoP & no loss of support!

    Probably even have Hip Hoppers lining up to make excuses for him dissing them:
    ” There isn’t any good Hip Hop songs this year!” 

    >>> The Jennifer Hudson DreamGirls track ain’t from this year!

    >>>Blind Supporter ” ” Well um. you know…., I mean , see , uh, um, it’s like this…You Know? Uh, Um? well…….”

    Same dudes will give him a pass regardless! If he installed Warren Buffet as Ruler of Africa, & got a co sign from Jay Z , %90 of the sheeple in Hip Hop would co-sign it.

    >>>>SMDH

    Fugg a playlist , when the list of people played is so long…& constantly growing!

  • Hip Hop needs to dig deeper. 

  • Tell me AHH, what hip-hop (not hip-pop) songs of recent memory is suitable for a presidential run?  Ok then.

    He does have some classic black music on the list tho.

  • R_REAL_TALK

    WHAT ARE YALL SURPRISE HE ALSO LEFT OFF THE NO JOBS ANTHEM????

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    REAL REAL REAL REAL
    TALK TALK TALK TALK

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  • This is just some more “politically correct” BS from a presidential puppet! Every president was a puppet for the “Elite”… Your a sheep if you think that has changed with Obama! SMH! Republicans and Democrats are 2 sets in the same gang… Pick Your Poison!

    • hmmm, I’ll try that Obama.

  • BTV Global, LLC

    STOP TRYING TO START SOMETHING THAT’S NOT THERE. WHAT YOU AGAINST HIM OR SOMETHING? WHAT HIP HOP SONG OUT NOW THAT WILL BE FOR A PRESIDENTIAL RUN?? MOTTO MOTTO, LEAN WIT IT, SWEET, I MEAN STOP WRITING BULLSHIT. OBAMA 2012 HIP HOP GOT YOUR BACK!

  • Big Ice Bastardman ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh no. Oh shit. Cause Obama is the hip hop president. Obviously.

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  • TheReaEmajor_on_twitter

    I see some record sales soaring….in the near future…

  • This guys a JOKE!! Vote RON PAUL!!!

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