Jay-Z & Made In America Festival Make It Into Obama Campaign Advert

Last month none other than President Barack Obama introduced Jay-Z’s performance at Philly’s Made In America Festival. Now Jay is starring in a video for the Obama 2012 campaign called "The Power Of Our Voice" featuring footage of from the fest.

The short video is simply Jay-Z lending his star power to the campaign and encouraging folks to vote. Mr. Beyoncé says:

When the president got in office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope, the hope of a nation who could look and see themselves and know the possibilities. … For so long there was a voice that was silenced out there, as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t think their voice mattered or counted. We thought it was just politics, people going back and forth. At the end of the day it didn’t trickle down to where we live. …  Now people are exercising their right and you’re staring to see the power of our vote. It means something for the first time for a lot of people, having someone in office who understands how powerful our voice can be.

It’s very West Wing-ish in the heartwrenching music department, which is to say touching.  

 

 

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