POTUS, Barack Obama invited several African-American rappers for his ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative at the White House in Washington DC.
Obama’s program which leaned heavily on the influence of hiphop in black culture aimed at providing young black men with the best in early education, environments that are safe and conducive for learning, as well as empowering them to be better.
The exclusive event entertained stars such as Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Common, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Alicia Keys, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Ludacris, and more.
An official of the White House stated: “Many of these artists have lent their voices and platforms to promoting these issues”.
The statement continued: “Through their own nonprofit work or artistic commitment, many of these artists have found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empowering disadvantaged young people across the country”.
The stars took to their social media to share the landmark achievement.
It isn’t an easy feat to be contacted by the POTUS for an opinion on issues that can drive the youth of color towards more positive goals, endeavors and pursuits.