Tagged: Barack Obama


Barack and Michelle Obama Remember Frankie Knuckles

After the sad news last month of the passing of Chicago house legend Frankie Knuckles, fellow Chicagoans Barack and Michelle Obama have sent a condolence note to friends and family of Knuckles, which DJ David … read more »

POSTED April 22, 2014 10:45AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , ,
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No Concessions: Dirty Wars, Shady Drones and Tapped Phones

Wednesday’s headline news that the NSA was collecting the phone records of millions of U.S. citizens elicited a rising swell of public anger. Al Gore dubbed the phone debacle “obscenely outrageous,” and Thursday’s New York … read more »

POSTED June 7, 2013 11:45AM IN COLUMNS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Obama Has More Important Things to Do Than Approve Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Vacation, Says Obama

Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” has to be the first Soundcloud upload to receive comment, within a week, from both the White House press office and the President himself. In an interview with Savannah Guthrie aired this … read more »

POSTED April 17, 2013 11:33AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , ,

Obama Did Not Personally Approve Jay-Z’s Vacation, Says White House

Boy from the hood but got White House clearance, Jay-Z raps on “Open Letter,” his “Bow Down” moment from this morning that also jokingly suggests President Obama might want to leave his job and come … read more »

POSTED April 11, 2013 4:01PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Watch Beyoncé Do the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration

Update 1/22/2013: In a development which makes her earpiece-ripping-out that much weirder and grander, it seems Beyoncé’s performance yesterday was too good to be true. Bey lip-synced “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Obama’s second inauguration, The … read more »

POSTED January 21, 2013 1:05PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

By the Numbers: Artists for Obama

In By The Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits. This week, we’re stepping away from albums to look back on this year’s campaign and the artists … read more »

POSTED November 6, 2012 11:28AM IN BY THE NUMBERS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

Watch Jay-Z at Obama’s Final Election Rally

Update 11/6/2012: Watch Jay-Z perform “99 Problems” at yesterday’s rally, above. Jay-Z backed Barack Obama today in Columbus, Ohio, at one of the final rallies of Obama’s 2012 campaign. Jay-Z’s onstage now, doing “Encore” in … read more »

POSTED November 5, 2012 4:35PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Download Lil B’s Obama Basedgod Mixtape

Apparently self-inspired by the line Call me Obama Basedgod in February’s “I Own Swag,” America’s most tireless rapper has dedicated an entire mixtape to the electoral cycle. Demonstrating a mysterious productiveness befitting the presidential office, … read more »

POSTED July 30, 2012 11:07AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Watch Obama and The Roots Slow Jam on Fallon

Barack Obama joined Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots last night, to make the case that the interest rates on subsidized student loans should remain low when they’re re-evaluated by Congress this summer. … read more »

POSTED April 25, 2012 10:12AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , ,
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Beyonce and Her Mom Made a T-Shirt for Obama

Beyonce can do anything, right? Yes, obviously. So when America’s favorite new mom and her mother Tina designed a high-end T-shirt in support of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, you gratefully accept this. Is the T-shirt … read more »

POSTED January 12, 2012 6:30PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, STYLE NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,