Words and phrases from President Obama’s past speeches have been chopped into a viral video remix that puts a political twist on Hov’s “99 Problems.” The video was uploaded on Sept. 28 and in one day already has more than 100,000 hits.
The remix is clever and scrutinizes both presidential candidates. The video is cut in such a way that it calls out problems facing the White House and economy, but to the same beats as the Jay-Z track. While Jay-Z’s original verse goes something like, “The year is ’94 and in my trunk is raw/ In my rear view mirror is the mother fucking law/ I got two choices yall pull over the car or bounce on the double put the pedal to the floor,” the remix’s lyrics twist Obama’s words to: “The year in 2009 and the White house is mine/ But the economy is in full f—ing decline/ My choices at the time were to s— on the poor or filet the banks to get elected once more.”
Neither camp has responded to the video. Obama is an adamant Jay-Z fan, and the interview audio of Obama confessing that he listens to Jay-Z “a lot” kicks off the whole remix. Since the president’s admission, more photo opps of the two have surfaced, most recently at the $40,000-a-head campaign fundraiser held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on Sept. 18.
President Obama has 99 problems but Mitt Romney’s ain’t one.