Hip-Hop and the White House: The Top 8 Moments

Conservatives are aghast that the president and first lady are hosting Common, the so-called controversial rapper, at a Wednesday-night poetry event. But this isn't the first time a U.S. president has been connected to hip-hop. Here's a look at some of The Root's favorite moments that mix beats, rhymes and the Oval Office.

By: Brandee Sanders
Posted: May 11 2011 3:22 PM
 
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