While on the phone, President Obama gave high praise to Jay-Z calling him the “King”. He also gave high praise to Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, saying they’re doing “Amazing work”.
I think the young guys, Kendrick [Lamar] and Chance [The Rapper] are doing amazing work. I love Drake, and the girls love Drake, and, you know, so, he’s commercially just doing great, and unbelievably talented. And, you know, Jay Z’s still the king. I mean, you know, he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye [West], so there’s a lot of talent out there, but when I look at who’s breaking new ground, Kendrick and Chance, those guys are doing just amazing work.
And they’re wonderful young men. Chance, I’ve known for years ’cause his dad was my state director when I was a senator in Illinois, so I first met Chance when he was 8 years old, and so we’ve been family for a while. And Kendrick, you know, he’s blowing it up. He’s doing great.
You must be doing something really right to get the stamp from the POTUS, especially since he’s so in tune with the Hip-Hop culture.