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  /  04.16.2016

It’s deeper than rap.

The date Friday, April 15, 2016 should be immortalized as a modern-day wing of “The Greatest Day In Hip-Hop History,” because the hip-hop world united in a big and powerful way inside the White House with President Barack Obama.

As revealed by the stars themselves, President Obama invited Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, J. Cole, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, and more to the White House in order to discuss plans of bettering the current and next generation of the world. As revealed by The Associated Press, the administration pulled the stars together to work on plans for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and criminal justice reform.

Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Common, Wale, and Ludacris were among the the star-studded roster. The meeting, which was not announced by the White House but later revealed by the AP, was aimed at helping to steer the younger generation of blacks and other minorities on the right path.

Since President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper aim in February 2014, the initiative pulled in a whopping amount of contributions from private insinuations, community groups, foundations and business that has tallied over $500 million in grants and $1 billion in financing. The goal for the initiative is, as Obama stated in 2014, “Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

Last year, Wale attended the White House in a similar aim that was focused on encouraging the youth and formulating plans to steer the younger generation on the right path. Check out the highlights from that historic visit below.


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