Watch Obama Show Love To House Music [VIDEO]
President Obama paid homage to the origins of House music over the weekend, sending a special video message to Chosen Few DJs in Chicago. Obama had previously shown support for the Chicago house scene, having written a statement of condolence last year after the death of Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneer’s of the Chicago house scene.
In his message to the birthplace of House music, Obama helped to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chosen Few Picnic, stating:
“Hello Chicago, happy fourth of July everybody. Michelle and I are sorry we can’t be home with all the House heads in Jackson park today... but I still wanted to wish the Chosen Few DJs and all of you a happy fourth of July, and a happy 25th anniversary [of] Chosen Few Picnic. Love you Chicago, enjoy the fireworks!”
Chosen Few Picnic is an annual event that celebrates the good ol’ days of Chicago House music, where the Chosen Few DJs, composed of Jesse Saunders, Alan King, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn, help the city get down with their iconic slice of dance history. It’s a classic move for President Obama, proving again why he’s the coolest dude to ever grace the oval office.
Watch the video message below, followed by DJ Alan King's set at Boiler Room...