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Apr 2, 2021

Jay Z’s ‘My First Song’ has been credited by Barack Obama with helping him through his presidency. In a new video the 44th President, who is known to be a big music fan, discussed how the song which was on THE BLACK ALBUM was a track he listened to frequently during his campaign and when he was in The Whitehouse. He said:

“I’ve mentioned a couple of songs that even when I was running for president came up a lot on my iPod, One of them was ‘My 1st Song’ by Jay-Z, which is a song that I love because it talks about the struggle of just trying to make it, and sometimes you have to resort to false bravado and hustle and tamping down your insecurities and when I was running for president, obviously, at that point I didn’t know whether I was gonna make it.

There’s a line in there, ‘Treat my first as my last and my last as my first and my thirst is the same as when I came’. And I actually kept on listening to that song during the presidency because it was a reminder that – even when you do make it – having a little bit of that sense of still being hungry, still having to work hard, still having to prove something, that’s what keeps propelling you forward.”

We don’t know if President Obama has checked out Exclusive Radio yet, but we are sure he’d be pleased that we have created a radio station devoted entirely to the man whose music so inspired him.



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