President Obama delivered his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night (Jan. 12), but before he declared the U.S. “the most powerful nation on Earth, period,” he was preceded by another Washington D.C. act, Wale. The performance was Wale’s third visit to the White House, having last joined First Lady Michelle Obama in July […]
The President was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior and decided to break with tradition and take a Springtime walk. On the way, he got a chance to meet with all sorts of folks, who weren’t expecting to meet the President of the United States of America.
French President Francois Hollande has hired a secret hip-hop expert as his chief speechwriter. The Élysée Palace has hired Pierre-Yves Bocquet, who was recently revealed to be hip-hop writer Pierre Evil, to inject life into the president’s speeches. In his day job, Bocquet has been working for the government since the 1990s. He is a […]
Last month, Snoop Dogg had the honor of performing at The White House at their annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. The year’s recipient was Herbie Hancock, and Snoop tore the house down as he took the stage with his “Gin & Juice” lyrics.
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years as a prisoner in South Africa for opposing apartheid, then emerged to become his country’s first black president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an enduring symbol of integrity, principle and resilience, died Thursday at 95. The announcement was made by South African president Jacob Zuma, who said […]
We already know that President Obama is a fan of hip hop, but last night be brought hip hop and comedy to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Instead of the traditional entrance music pre-speech, he walked to the podium to DJ Khaled “All I Do Is Win.” President Obama also flexed his comedy skills during […]
Justin Timberlake was among a handful of notable names at the White House recently, granted the opportunity to perform at a special concert celebrating Memphis soul music. JT rocked the house with a cover of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay,” and judging by the video, the Obamas definitely approved.