18 Political Moments In Hip-Hop From The Past Decade

Young Jeezy Releases “My President”

Year:  2008

In the months leading up to President Barack Obama’s election in 2008, Young Jeezy transformed from the kilo-slanging Snowman into the political spokesperson for the streets. His single “My President” became the unofficial hip-hop banner of Obama’s election, and proved effective enough to raise the ire of FOX News pundit Bill O’Reilly. Jeezy swiftly checked O’Reilly’s criticisms on the Jay-Z assisted remix, calling him a “a racist asshole in a nice tie.”