Hip-Hop Power: President Obama goes clubbing with Jay-Z and Beyonce in New York

by Isi Esene

With $40,000 to spare you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join President Barack Obama in New York City later this month as he harnesses the star-power of Shawn Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z and superstar wife, Beyonce to raise more funds for the upcoming presidential elections in November.

It has been confirmed that Obama will be attending the fundraising event set to take place at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan, New York.

The exclusive event is expected to host about a hundred high-net-worth individuals to the Obama second term campaign fundraiser with each guest expected to shell out at least $40,000 for attendance.

Jay-Z: "What more can I say?"

According to reports, the event will be Obama’s last fundraising event before the November 6 elections when he will square-off with Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.

At the recently sold-out Made in America concert headlined by Jay-Z and Kanye West, Obama appeared in a video clip urging the hip-hop crowd to vote for him come November.

In a pre-taped message shown on the big screen Obama said, “To me, the idea of America is that no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try. Jay-Z did it.

“He didn’t come from power or privilege. He got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit. That’s what ‘made in America’ means.”

The relationship between Jay-Z and President Obama dates back to just before the 2008 presidential elections when Obama sought to get his message across to a segment of the electorate hitherto unreached by the audacity of hope tagline which he so passionately peddled.

The 40/40 fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for the evening of September 18, 2012.

Let’s get this party started!

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