(AllHipHop News) Once again President Barack Obama has shown his appreciation for Hip-Hop culture. After assisting Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda with a freestyle at the White House in March, Obama took his rap fandom overseas.
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During a town hall-style meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the president asked a local rapper to display her talents. Suboi then began dropping bars in her native language.
“That was pretty good,” said Obama.
The POTUS went on to add, “Artistic expression is important… One of the most important things about art is it teaches you to not just think about yourself, but it puts you in the head of other people. You start realizing somebody else’s pain or somebody else’s hopes. And you start realizing we have more in common.”
In addition, Obama praised rap music for starting off as a form of expression for poor African-Americans to becoming a global phenomenon and the favored art form of many of the world’s youth.
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Watch Suboi rap for President Obama in the video below.