Watch Michelle Obama rap as she promotes college education

CollegeHumour video also features actor Jay Pharoah

Michelle Obama raps in a new comedy video promoting college education in the US.

Obama lines up alongside Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah in the CollegeHumour video, with the pair rapping about the benefits of staying in school.

“Southside Chicago / We all know / We had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow,” Obama raps. “And everyone could really make their dream true / Hey kid, listenin’ in Michigan, that could be you.”

The video is released as part of Obama’s Better Make Room campaign, an extension of her Reach Higher campaign, which urges students in America to stay in education beyond high school.

Watch the video below:

Yesterday (December 9) saw US President Barack Obama reveal that his favourite song of 2015 is Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’. Michelle Obama opted for Mark Ronson‘s ‘Uptown Funk’.

The track from the rapper’s recent Grammy nominated ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, , which was also Number Two in NME’s Albums Of The Year 2015 poll, was considered to be the best song Obama has heard this year in a list he compiled of his favourite things in 2015.
The US President also rated The Martian starring Matt Damon as his favourite film of 2015, while the First Lady opted for the animated Inside Out.

Earlier this year, Obama launched his own official channel on Spotify, posting two playlists through the White House on the streaming service.

His daytime collection included Coldplay’s ‘Paradise’, Florence And The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ and Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rock Steady’.

An Obama evening playlist, meanwhile, featured cuts from Beyonce, Van Morrison, Lauren Hill, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Mary J Blige and Miles Davis.