My President

Album: The Recession (2008)
Charted: 53

Songfacts®:

  • This Barack Obama shout out features Nas. In this song the rapper proclaims his support for Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. He told MTV News: "I motivate the thugs. I'm really proud of Barack Obama. It's crazy 'cause for the first time, we got hope. A lot of times you be out here and do what you do. You see the presidents come in and go out. They really don't help the people, they help themselves and their partners."
  • Jeezy told Rolling Stone magazine about the lyric "My president is black/My Lambo's blue/I'll be goddamned if my rims ain't too." He explained that Obama becoming president would be as surprising as him rolling into the housing projects in his blue Lamborghini. The MC added: "When I pulled up in my car, that s--t was unbelievable to people in my neighborhood because they were like, 'We grew up with him. How the hell did he accomplish this?' I feel like it was the same way with Obama. I grew up all this time, but I've never seen a black man this close to running this country."
  • The song's video was inspired by the one Public Enemy' did for "Fight the Power," in which the whole community comes out for a common cause. Jeezy explained to MTV News: "I did [the video] with the 'Fight the Power' concept because I remember, back in the day, Flavor Flav and Chuck D marching down the street. They had the old people, the young people, store owners, they had picket signs, everything. It was a sense of black pride, a sense of pride, period."

    Besides Nas, Bow Wow, Bun B, DJ Greg Street and Jeezy's artist Roccett have cameos in the clip.

Comments: 1

  • Jimmy from Columbia, ScThis song is offensive to me as an
    American. He says that no president has done anyghing for him but there are things everyday that the president does for him.
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