Barack Obama

What Are Barack Obama and Bono Talking About?

Although Barack Obama is known for being only former president who could name four Jay Z albums, he's still notably well-versed in the Caucasian canon. He's invited…
Brian Josephs / March 10, 2017

Barack Obama Wrote a Foreword For a Brandi Carlile Covers Album

Today, in confusing music news, pop-country singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has announced a new star-studded compilation album, Cover Stories, which consists entirely of new renditions of songs from…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2017

WikiHow Apologizes for Illustrating Barack Obama, Jay Z, and Beyoncé as White, Explains How it Happened

Let it be known that the BeyHive is also a sharp investigative force. A fan account noticed that the WikiHow guide for "How to become a…
Brian Josephs / January 25, 2017

Today Is the Final Day to Play Young Jeezy’s “My President”

Jeezy's 2005 classic Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is part-manifesto, part-biography. The intro features a powerful combination of the two: "You ain't never seen them pies…
Brian Josephs / January 19, 2017

Bruce Springsteen Played a Secret Show for Obama Staffers at the White House

Bruce Springsteen played a secret show at the White House on January 12 as a sign of appreciation for President Obama and his staffers, according…
Taylor Berman / January 18, 2017

Obama’s Go-To DJ Reflects on Four Years of Performing for the First Family

A new White House administration means Austin-based DJ Mel Cavaricci's time playing music for President Obama's events has come to an end. For the past few…
Brian Josephs / January 18, 2017

BJ the Chicago Kid on Performing For Obama: “They Asked Me to Take People’s Minds to Another Place”

On January 10, R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid performed the National Anthem at Barack Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago. Given just days to prepare, BJ jumped…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

“I’m Used to Things Not Going My Way”: Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson Delivers Searing Monologue on Fear of a Trump Planet

Donald Trump is set to take office in a little over a week's time, but Barack Obama's Farewell Speech found the soon-to-be former president doubling down…
Brian Josephs / January 12, 2017

Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young, Patti Smith at Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago

Do you guys remember when the outgoing president gave an eloquent farewell speech right as his successor was tweeting all-caps disavowals of his alleged love…
Anna Gaca / January 11, 2017

President Obama Walked Out to U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” for His Farewell Address

The eight years of President Barack Obama's term in office comes to a close next week. Tonight, he delivered his final address to the country…
Nadya Agrawal / January 10, 2017

Eddie Vedder to Perform at Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will perform at President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago tonight. Vedder, who performed at a fundraiser for Obama in…
Taylor Berman / January 10, 2017

Report: Barack Obama Inviting Jay Z, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder to His Final White House Party

Last month, President Obama and the First Lady told People that they were planning a goodbye shindig at the White House, before Donald Trump takes office. The Washington…
Brian Josephs / January 4, 2017

Watch Chance the Rapper Perform “Sunday Candy” at the White House

BET probably covered their last White House event for a while back in October. And last night, Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment gave…
Brian Josephs / December 2, 2016

This Is the Last Swag Surf We’ll See in the White House for a While

Earlier this week, BET aired Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience—a concert tribute to Barack Obama. This was the same event that Dave Chappelle referenced in…
Brian Josephs / November 17, 2016
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