Special Shout-outs to Industry’s Top Entertainers
My Nguyen April 30, 2012
A few of the entertainment industry’s top performers received special mentions from various media sources last night.
At the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night, Young Jeezy received a well-deserved nod from President Obama.
When asked what his predictions for the second terms are, if reelected, the President’s response aptly highlighted the song that Jeezy wrote about Obama for his third album, The Recession, titled, Mr. President. According to All Hip-Hop, the album was recorded the day Barack Obama was officially elected as the Democratic presidential nominee.
“In my first term, I sang Al Green; in my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.”
Members in the audience were delighted by the President’s joke. Obama went on to say that the first lady already approves and that he sometimes sings Jeezy to her, reports Prefix Magazine.
When the song was released in 2008, Jeezy told MTV: ‘I’m a street cat 100 percent, but there’s certain things I’ve had to distance myself between too if I wanna lead the way for the rest of us, if I wanna spit that game back to the ‘hood’…I don’t expect Obama to come send me a thank-you letter for the song. I feel he did his thing, and I did what I could to help.”
Last night’s episode of The Simpsons also made some very special mentions. The episode titled, “A Totally Fun thing that Bart Will Never Do Again,” featured music from Hot Chip and Animal Collective. According to Pitchfork, Hot Chip’s Boy from School opened Bart’s montage of the Simpsons’ dreary weekly routine, while Animal Collective’s Winter’s Love was featured during a belly flop down a snowdrift.
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