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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Will.i.am Political Music Video For Barack Obama Rolls

Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am, center below, took Senator Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" and turned it into a chorus hook and music video. The footage of Obama is from his New Hamphire concession speech. Will.i.am recruited 40 actors, celebrities and athletes to verbalize and sing Obama's phrases for the video, including John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Scarlett Johansson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kate Walsh, Aisha Tyler, Amber Valletta, Taryn Manning, Nicole Scherzinger, Common, Adam Rodriguez, Alfonso Ribeiro, Austin Nichols, Ed Kowalczyk, Eric Balfour, Esthero, Harold Perrineau, Johnathon Schaech, Kelly Hu, Maya Rubin, Tatyana Ali, Tracee Ellis Rossand and Nick Cannon, among others. Will.i.am's video was directed by Bob Dylan's eldest son Jesse Dylan and did not involve the Obama campaign.

YouTube "Yes We Can"

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