April 25, 2012 21:24

President Barack Obama 'slow jams' the news backed by The Roots

The POTUS appeared on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to discuss student loan interest over some smooth grooves

President Barack Obama 'slow jams' the news backed by The Roots

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US President Barack Obama has once again aired his musical side, appearing on US talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (April 25) to 'slow jam' the news, backed by the programme's house band, The Roots. Scroll down to watch his appearance.

Obama appeared alongside Fallon and The Roots' MC Black Thought as part of his re-election campaign and to rail against higher interest on student loans and state his plans to 'keep college affordable'. During the five-minute segment, Fallon referred to Obama as 'the Preezy of the United Steezy'.

Earlier this year Barack Obama - pictured right with Paul McCartney - sang with blues legend BB King at an event at The White House. The impromptu performance followed Obama's rendition of Al Green's soul classic 'Let's Stay Together' at a fundraiser in New York in January.

Meanwhile, at the start of this month Barack Obama, said that he prefers Jay-Z to Kanye West, adding that he thinks West is a 'jackass'.

Noah And The Whale, Arcade Fire and Florence And The Machine are amongst the artists that have made it on to US President Barack Obama's Spotify playlist. The official playlist for Obama's 2012 presidential campaign "features picks by the campaign staff - including a few of President Obama's favorites."

The playlist also includes recent Bruce Springsteen single 'We Take Care Of Our Own', as well as 'Let's Stay Together'. Wilco, No Doubt, and Aretha Franklin's version of The Band's 'The Weight' also appear on the playlist, as do REO Speedwagon, ELO, James Taylor and U2. To listen to the full playlist, go to Spotify.com.



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