Jeezy Breaks Down "My President" On Genius' Video Series 'Verified'
President Barack Obama already had his own anthem before he was was elected and sworn into the world’s most powerful office.
“When I wrote the song, he didn’t win until four months later,” Jeezy recalls of his classic track, 2008’s “My President,” written in honor of Obama. “There’s this guy who could possibly be our president and he’s black like us. Not to say that that’s the reason we’re voting for him, but it’s like damn, he made it this far. We gotta celebrate this.”
As President Obama’s historic eight years as president comes to a close, Jeezy sat down with Genius for a Classic Edition of Verified, reminiscing on his Nas-assisted track “My President.” Watch him go line-by-line in the video above, and catch up on past episodes below.