The Hip-Hop Obama Question
Could the support of Jay Z, Ti, Nas, and other’s actually hurt the candidate’s chances?
He’s on fire in the streets. Kids and adults alike are wearing bootleg T-shirts emblazoned with his face and phrases. Approximately 95 percent of the hip-hop community is singing his praises. And yet his appeal is just as strong in other parts of the country and the world: His remarks resonate from Chicago to Compton, from Brooklyn’s Marcy projects to Marseille, France.