In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, President Barack Obama chose between the two Watch The Throne artists Kanye West and Jay-Z. For some it would be a tough question, but for President Obama, it was not a tough decision at all. This is what the President had to say:
“Kanye or Jay-Z?” The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says, as if the answer should be obvious.
“Although I like Kanye,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.
“Even though you called him a jackass?” I ask. “He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.”
There you have it folks, the president has spoken.
Interview source: http://www.vibe.com/president-obama-picks-jay-z-over-kanye