Hip Hop's Influence on the 2012 Election

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  • Nicki Minaj, Mitt Romney
  • Barack Obama, Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • 2 Chainz Voting 2012 Election
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Beyonce, Michelle Obama
  • K'Naan, Mitt Romney
  • Prodigy
  • Mary J. Blige, Ledisi
  • Questlove

Barack Drops in on Jay-Z's Made in America Festival

Jay, a longtime strong Obama loyalist (check his verse on Jeezy's "My President Is Black"), recruited the prez to deliver a personalized video message to the tens of thousands of fans gathered at his Made in America festival last weekend, urging them to vote.

(Photos from left: Jemal Countess/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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