Stars Celebrate Obama Win In New York And Chicago

Last night (11/04) was a monumental one for Q-Tip. Not only did the Abstract Poetic celebrate the release of his long-awaited sophomore album, The Renaissance, but he cheered on as Barack Obama won the presidential election.

Tip, who has been spinning at New York City’s Club Santos for several months, threw a Renaissance/Election party to celebrate the special day. Tip held down the turntables while Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Mark Ronson, Universal Executive Sylvia Rhone and many others attended the festivity. December cover boy Kid Cudi also took the stage during the event.

Party-goers got to follow election coverage via a big screen placed on the stage. Tip paused the music at key moments, including John McCain’s conceding speech and Obama’s victory lap. Tears freely flowed as ecstatic party-goers hugged each other in celebrating the country’s first African-American president.

Meanwhile, Common and Talib Kweli also held a celebratory event at Chicago’s Hard Rock Cafe last night. The usually laid back Common delivered a passionate speech to a roaring crowd.

“It’s a new day, people,” Com told the cheering crowd. “We ain’t gotta look back no more. Let’s look forward. We gon have a good time tonight, but after a good time there’s a lot of work to do.”

“This the start of a new black family,” he continued. “We gon see a black family playing on the lawn of the White House. My daughter believe she can be the next black president. Right now she believes that. She told me that already. Two years ago, she wanted to be a dancer. Now she told me she could be the next president.” -Marvin Brandon

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    I was @ the Obama Rally in Chicago carrying out my enforcer duties! I smacked the shit outta Jesse Jackson for talkin about cuttin Obama’s nuts off earlier! I then went to the Folks Gang Hub and personally collected my 12.00 check that Larry Hoover Bitch azz owed me! I then told old turf war stories to the Vice Lords and told them to watch Gangland this Friday Spider Loc and I are featured this Friday! I then told the Black Stones they all are bitches and None of Chicago wants any part of me. After that I beat Derrick Rose in a game of P.I.G. I dunked on him like 2 times! I smacked the shit outta Ophra for not giving up the ass the 1st night I waited 2 nights!

    • that nigga

      Email me some of that shit you smokin’. Congrats Obama, now lets continue to make history by being on of the best Presidents America has ever seen so we can open the door for more black candidates. First Football, now the Presidency. Gotta start somewhere.

  • stakkzamillion

    TODAY IS SURELY A GREAT DAY AND IT IS A TIME TO LOOK FORWARD AND STRIVE FOR PROGRESS…BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE WORK WE HAVE TO DO…BARACK CANT DO IT BY HIMSELF BUT WE CAN HELP THIS SHOULD UNIFY US ALL NO MATTER WHAT BLOCK CITY STATE SET LODGE YOU ARE FROM ITS TIME TO STAND TOGETHER AND MAKE PROGRESS. IN THE END THEY GONNA SCRUTINIZE HIM IN EVERY THING HE DOES SO ITS ON US TO HOLD HIM DOWN LIKE WE KNOW WE CAN.. IT AINT A STRONGER BREED OF PEOPLE THEN US WE HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT THINK THAT AND LET OUR ACTIONS SHOW THAT. TODAY IS A NEW DAY LET US ENJOY IT BUT PREPARE FOR THE DAYS TO COME IN HOPES THAT THERE BE MANY MORE GREAT ONES JUST LIKE IT. ITS GONNA BE SOME OF US WHO MAY THINK THAT THE ROAD GETS EASIER FROM HERE BUT IN TRUTH IT ONLY GETS HARDER BECAUSE EVERY MOVE WE MAKE FROM THIS POINT ON IS GONNA REFLECT HIM BEING PRESIDENT…ATLEAST THATS HOW THEY ARE GONNA LOOK AT IT..AND IF WE WANT HIM TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT FOR 8 YEARS WE GOTTA MAKE SURE WE ROLL WIT HIM ON THE FIRST 8, SO PLEASE NO MORE JESSE JACKSONS TALKIN ABOUT CUTTING HIS BALLS OFF…WE NEED UNITY LIKE QUEEN LATIFAH SANG ABOUT LIKE MARTIN PREACHED FOR LIKE MALCOLM FOUGHT FOR LIKE HUEY P DIED FOR….WE WERE KINGS ITS TIME TO TAKE BACK THE THROWN….

  • Mutada al sader the king

    This is a great day ! See children you don’t have to be rappers, singers, reality show contestants and sports players to be a leader. Its not about how hard you are or how gangster you are, its about education,hard work, and perseverance. You can do good in America without education if you work hard and play by the rules. The thug, gangster, hustler false hip hop image that has been fed to you for the last 20 years just is on life support now.

    • Michelle S.

      Finally.

  • UARK

    G-Unot Killa…you have to stop…my stomach hurts from laughing. People at my work know I’m not working when my eyes are all watery.

  • ChangeMan

    Finally, America, that touched me the part about Common’s daughter saying she could be the next black President. That shit is deep, raw, & passionate. God Damn I’m so happy so many american’s could put that foolish pride aside and look past the color and vote for the positive side. I Love this country simply cause change is the USA. Lets get to Work, can’t wait to see him step into that white house and taint it up, it kills me, i’m so happy its like every American was told they were free or we all one the fucking Lottery. Love you America, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • chillin mayne

    hahahahahahaha….ayo, i read dis shit just to c wat nonsense g-unot is finna type…yo dis muffucca makes me laff on erry single post he put….lmao @ “i then told old turf war stories to the vice lords” dat shit had me rollin.,…also “i smacked da shit outta oprah for not givin up da ass on da first nite, i had to wait 2 nites” hahahahahaha….yo keep doin wat u do g-unot…dat shit is a riot …dayum im still laffin

  • balaramesh

    “G-Unot Killa…you have to stop…my stomach hurts from laughing. People at my work know I’m not working when my eyes are all watery.”

    CO-SIGN. that person is entertaining to say the least. ** looks around cubicle**

    congrats to NY for help making it happen. and to all the real hip hop heads out there than been talking about change and making a difference for years including q-tip, common and talib.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    YES WE DID IT……NOW THE PLAYGROUND IS OVA’,LET’S MAKE A CHANGE

    1 – (The recession)- dealt with
    2 – (USA Image)- stop bullying other nations
    we must embrace
    3 – (Reality) – stop daydreaming act
    4 – Education – we must learn
    5 – Health – 4 all

  • MTKilla The King

    LMAO!!!@G-UNOT KILLA

    nigga you are a clown! YOU WAS’NT IN MY CITY! NIGGA WITH THAT BULLSHIT!!! AND YOU SAID THE G’S GAVE YOU A CHECK LARRY HOOVER OWED…YOU…LMAO!!! YOU A CLOWN! I SWEAR MY ASS IS CRYING ON THIS COMPUTER!!…AND TRUST ME YOU DID’NT SPEAK TO THE LORDS ABOUT! NO SPIDER LOCC! SHIT! & YOU AIN’T STUPID! TO CALL ALL BLACKSTONES BITcHES!! AND THAT CASE WHAT HOOD YOU WAS IN NIGGA!???….LMAO! YOU ARE FUNNY AS HELL!

  • iliveonce

    i’m so happy for Obama now we MUST DO OUR PART……

    BARACK IS NOT THE SAVIOR BLACK PEOPLE!! WE MUST CHANGE OUR ACTIONS FIRST TO ONE ANOTHER….THAT FAKE THUG GANG SHIT IS WACK!!! FUC ALL THAT VICE LORD,CRIP GANG SHIT!!! FUCK ALL THAT WE NEED TO EMPOWER OUR SELVES BARACK SHOED US WAHT WE CAN BECOME!! WE ALREADY NEW this now WE MUST DOIT!!!