WASHINGTON, D.C. — All hail the chief! [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist] made immediate impact his first night in D.C.: Jeezy debuted a remix of the hip-hop national anthem right now, [news id="1602856"]“My President.”[/news] Not too long after [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] performed at D.C. club Love, the Snowman took to the stage for his “Presidential Status” inaugural ball — and his guest on the new version of “My President” was [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist].
“My president is black, he’s black, he’s half white/ So even in a racist mind, he’s half right/ So if you got a racist mind, it’s alright/ My president is black, but his house is all white,” Jay spit a capella as the DJ pulled the music for his verse.
“No more white lies, my president is black!” Hov finished, as the crowd in the club repeated his last line over and over again.
Among the messages in Hov’s rap was fidelity — we’ll see if Jeezy returns the favor and comes out during Hov’s [news id="1602158"]“Concert on the Eve of Change”[/news] in D.C. on Monday night (January 19)!
As for the new video of the song, which debuted over the weekend, it’s reminiscent of [artist id="939"]Public Enemy[/artist]‘s “Fight the Power,” in which the whole community comes out for a common cause. Besides [artist id="1000"]Nas[/artist], who raps on the record, [artist id="1219435"]Bow Wow[/artist], Bun B, DJ Greg Street and Jeezy’s artist Roccett make cameos.
“I did [the video] with the ‘Fight the Power’ concept because I remember, back in the day, [artist id="610139"]Flavor Flav[/artist] and Chuck D marching down the street,” Jeezy told us in December. “They had the old people, the young people, store owners, they had picket signs, everything. It was a sense of black pride, a sense of pride, period.”
Young Jeezy will be a part of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network black-tie party in D.C. at the Harmon Center for the Arts on Monday. T.I. and LL Cool J will also be on hand for the inaugural celebration.
“Be the Change: Live From the Inaugural” will air live on MTV on Tuesday, January 20, at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. MTV News will have wall-to-wall coverage of the event and of the scenes in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Kenya in the days leading up to the event and in the days that follow.