Nicki, DJ Khaled & More Are Hyped On Their White House Sit-Down With Obama

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.

While that sounds like the genesis of the most fire mixtape of all time – we’re still holding out for those presidential bars, tbh – Obama met with a slew of super-eminent musos at The White House this morning to talk shop ’bout empowering young men and criminal justice reform.

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.”
Well, a bloody mammoth collection of advocates has now been formed under that banner, which could probably double as a record label at this point. Seriously. Scope out this roster:

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So much hard work put in @djkhaled we can’t do nothing but smile. #MyBrothersKeeper #DaywemetObama

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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.

hood politics.

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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. 

Tapping so many influencers seems like a pretty decent way to keep that going, long after someone else ascends to the throne. 

Source: Rolling Stone. 

Photo: Scott Dudelson / Getty.