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President Obama appears in Jay-Z concert video

NEW YORK, Sept 4 — Jay-Z got a boost from US President Barack Obama over the weekend at the ‘Budweiser Made In America’ festival in Philadelphia, where the hip-hop mogul was both an organiser and headline performer.

US President Barack Obama is seen on a video screen during preparations at the venue for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3, 2012. — Reuters picUS President Barack Obama is seen on a video screen during preparations at the venue for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3, 2012. — Reuters picIn a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z’s personal story is “what Made In America means” and urged concert-goers to vote, according to press reports.

Obama will face off against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the November 6 US presidential election.

Jay-Z, a rapper who hails from the housing projects of Brooklyn, is among hip hop’s most successful entrepreneurs. — Reuters

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