Jay-Z Identifies as 527, Addresses Political Speech Issues


In this clip from Jay-Z at one of his free shows for Obama, the rapper explains to his audience that “my job is not to tell you who to vote for,” though he adds “I’m votin’ for Barack Obama,” which view the crowd appears to endorse. “My thing is registration and make sure our voices be heard… I’m not runnin’ for President, so I’m gonna do my thing. I don’t wanna be restrained or attached to Obama for what I’m about to do.” Unfortunately, instead of a remake of “Mind of a Lunatic,” or even “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” Jay-Z then performs “Roc Boys.”