(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z is officially campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama, in a new advertising campaign.
The rapper offers up his opinion on President Obama in the “Power of Our Voice” campaign and what he represents to millions of Americans around the country.
“When the president got in office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,” Jay-Z said. “The hope of people all across the country who would look and see themselves, and know the possibilities.”
The “Power of Our Voice” advertisement also features Jay-Z expanding on the importance of voting.
“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote,” the mogul said. “I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.”
The “Power of Our Voice” spot also features clips of Jay-Z’s Made in America festival performance, which included a special message from the POTUS.
“Jay-Z didn’t come from power or privilege,” President Barack Obama said of Jay-Z during the clip. “He got a head because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit. That’s the promise of this country and all of us have the obligation to keep that promise alive.”
The 1:49 spot debuted on Barack Obama’s official YouTube channel yesterday (October 15).
Check out the clip below: