Here’s the abridged version of the Democratic Party in 2016: Bernie Sanders has Vampire Weekend in his crew. Hillary Clinton has Katy Perry. Barack Obama has Nicki Minaj, Chance The Rapper, DJ Khaled and a stack more on his side.
It’s all under the banner of Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which says “roadblocks trap sons, fathers, and grandfathers in an inter-generational cycle of poverty, injustice, and social immobility.
Without substantial, comprehensive, and sustained intervention, America’s promising youth will continue to suffer from social stagnation.We know we can do better for all of our youth.”
4/15/16 I was invited to the White House by the POTUS to speak about prison reform at a table with many of my peers in music. History was made in that conference room, I’m sure that room has never looked the way it did today. This was my first time ever visiting the White House, I missed that particular school field trip. Thank you again Mr. President for the invite…God is the greatest and Obama is definitely the realest.
And that’s not even all of them. It’s also not the first time the POTUS has tapped massive artists to discuss the issue; in January, Obama talked shop with Kendrick Lamar in the Oval Office.
After eight years of steering the US out of the Great Recession, and then slogging it out with an obstructionist Congress, it’s obvious the President just wants to get shit done, and, you know, make a difference to the lives of his constituents.
Source: Rolling Stone.