Playing tracks by
Javon Johnson, Will.i.am, Common, Joell Ortiz, Wale and more.
The end is finally here. Sad, but we knew it would come at some point. For our last go 'round, I thought the playlist should reflect one of the most recent trends in Hip Hop - a fascination with President Barack Obama. His roots in Chicago - one of the culture's most vocal communities, and his political investments in Chicago's many black communities earned him the respect of many African Americans around the nation. Yet the president's intentional use of hip hop culture to bolster each of his campaigns has created a curious relationship between the White House and Hip Hop. Check out this playlist. Do you hear some of the tensions running through this partnership? See you all soon!