However, he expressed concern over his daughters — Malia, nine, and Sasha, seven — listening to some rap songs. He said the hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and the rappers Jay-Z and Ludacris were "great talents and great businessmen".
Obama appears on the cover of the Rolling Stone issue. In rapper Common's The People, one of last summer's biggest songs across the US, he uses the line "My raps ignite the people like Obama", while the song's music video features the flashing of an Obama 08 bumper sticker.
Nonetheless, Obama is not the only Democratic hopeful who's been embraced by musical land of hip-hop. Early last year super-duper producer Timbaland threw Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton a fundraiser in Miami. Obama's celebrity fundraising friends — Actor George Clooney has hosted multiple fundraisers for Obama's presidential campaigns, including events in Switzerland.
In this photo, he's joined then-Senator Obama in discussing the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan. Obama's celebrity fundraising friends — Actress Anne Hathaway co-hosted an August fundraiser for Obama's reelection effort with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein at his beachfront estate in Westport, Connecticut.
Obama's celebrity fundraising friends — Musician Marc Anthony held a fundraiser for Obama in Miami in the summer of In this photo, he's performing for a sound check during the final day of the Democratic National Convention that year in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama's celebrity fundraising friends — Actress Eva Longoria has been one of Obama's biggest supporters.
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