Barack Obama Jay Z Songwriters Hall of Fame Speech
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[Barack Obama Jay Z Songwriters Hall of Fame Speech]
[Barack Hussein Obama II:] Source: LYBIO.net
Hi everybody I wish I could be with all of you tonight to celebrate this years inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Robert Lamm and James Pankow
And a friend of mine, and first ballot hall of famer – Jay Z.
I’d like to think Mr. Carter and I understand each other.
Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today.
We know what it’s like not to have a father around, we know what it’s like not to come from much, and to know people who didn’t get the same breaks that we did.
And so we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it’s a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well.
Jay and I are also fools for our daughters, although he’s going to have me beat once those two twins show up.
And lets face it, we both have wives that are significantly more popular than we are.
[Barack Obama II:] Source: LYBIO.net
Like all of you, I am a fan, and I’ve been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator.
I sampled his lyrics to close his speech at Selma, I tweeted a reference to ‘My First Song’ as I was putting the finishing touches on my final State of the Union address, and I had to brush some dirt off my shoulders during a campaign. So I’m pretty sure that I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office. That may change at some point, but I’m pretty sure it’s true now.
In fact, Jay, you’ve been inspiring and making me want to be active in my retirement just like you’ve been in yours.
So I’m going to close by sharing something Jay once said that struck me, he said: I never looked at myself and said ‘I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people.
[Barack Obama:] Source: LYBIO.net
I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.
So with that, I’m proud to help present this award to a true American original.
The first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mr. Shawn Carter.
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