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Jay-Z Endorses President Obama In New Video

Submitted by on October 16, 2012 – 9:41 amNo Comment

Tonight’s debate between the President and Mitt Romney is an important one and while Jay-Z‘s new video is primarily about people exercising their right to vote, he makes it clear his support is wholly behind Mr. Obama.

“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote,” Hov says in footage released yesterday on Obama’s YouTube channel. “I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.”

This past September at Jay’s Made In America festival in Philadelphia, President Obama sent over a video message (played right before Jigga hit the stage) that delivered a huge impact on the audience. When the President described the rapper as someone who “didn’t come from power or privilege” who learned from his mistakes and succeeded because he “refused to quit,” it was a full circle moment defining what American dreams are made of.

“Now people are exercising their right and you’re starting to see the power of our vote,” Jay says in this new video. “He [Obama] made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people, having someone in office who understands how powerful our voice can be is very important.”

Election Day 2012 falls on November 6.

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