Many Hip Hop artists have been voicing their opinions on the election and the fact that Barack Obama has been voted the next president of the United States of America. Throughout the election, Hip Hop artists have been vocal about their cries for change. Now, with the election over, many are speaking on how they feel about the new president.

“It’s just incredible to know that Barack Obama is our president,” Usher told MTV. “Can I say this? The coolest shit ever!”

He wasn’t the only one.

“The vision of the hip-hop generation and its young people is in full and glorious effect tonight,” Russell Simmons said. “While many older Americans, who marched and struggled so hard so Senator Obama could run for president of the United States, never dared to believe in his candidacy’s real potential, young people, particularly the Hip Hop community, had faith, and their imagination became our reality.

Obama‘s election as president is a beautiful testament to the American collective consciousness that is flowering. This more loving consciousness will be necessary to protect us from some of our hurtful human choices and tendencies. We will need it to create balance with the constantly emerging advances in technology so, going forward, we can use these advances in a positive way to lift up Mother Earth and all her inhabitants.”

Nick Cannon even added his two cents, saying, “This is my proudest day as an American. We have elected a leader that represents change and unity. Barack Obama has carved his place in history as a true beacon of hope!”

Rick Ross noted that this brings hope to his trying times, as he mourns the loss of a friend who recently passed.

“I’m just … to be honest, I’m speechless. I think we all should be. It’s time for action. I’m one of the people that really think life can be a mind game at times. To see this obstacle that us, as men of color, have overcome. … There are a lot of mind games that people played on us, or we used as an excuse for not being successful. I think the picture that Barack will paint for black males will be phenomenal. [The world] is finnin’ to see us as being compassionate, as far as being leaders, as far as having the potential to be great as president.

“He showed his level of class. He commended John McCain. He thanked his team, his political adviser for putting together maybe the best campaign in the history of the presidential race. I would say he has the support of the people. One of the lines that touched me the most was when he said it doesn’t make sense for Wall Street to be on top and Main Street suffering more than ever. That’s the nerve of the problem in the United States for the past few years.”

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