President Barack Obama released his favorite summer playlist today and it includes a little dancehall reggae. One of Obama’s favorite song for the summer is As We Enter by Nas and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley. While some might say that the song is more hip hop than dancehall reggae, one thing is for sure, Damian Marley is more dancehll reggae than hip hop. Hip hop is a child of reggae anyway, so regardless of how you look at it, it is a win for dancehall reggae.
In the song Nas and Damian chants “I got the gun…. I got the ganja”, respectively. This comes at a time when a video of Malia Obama smoking marijuana is being circulated on the internet. Makes you wonder if father and daughter shares the same playlist.
Congratulations to the Junior Gong and Nasty Nas.