As President Barack Obama plays an active role in providing federal relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the countdown to the next presidential election has begun.
In four days, the general election will be held, and Obama is getting another strong push from avid supporter Jay-Z, who is set to perform in Columbus, Ohio at an Obama rally on Nov. 5, along with Bruce Springsteen. Ohio is a swing state, and therefore it is significant that these two superstars are showing their support for Obama in this crucial state.
This is certainly not the first time Jay-Z has shown his support of Obama.
Earlier this month, Jay-Z was featured in a new video released by the Obama campaign.
"When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope.
"You know, the hope of people all across the country, who would look and see themselves, and the possibilities,” Jay-Z says in the "Power of Our Voice" advertisement.
“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote.
I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted,” Jay-Z goes on to say.
Just as Jay-Z is a huge fan of President Obama, the president has also expressed his support of Jay-Z. Last week, while being interviewed by E.J. Greig on Cinncinnati radio station WIZF, Obama was asked what he listened to on his iPod.
"I've got old school - Stevie Wonder, James Brown. I've got Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan," Obama said, according to the Associated Press.
"And then I've got everything from Jay-Z to Eminem, to the Fugees, to you name it. There's probably not a group that you play that I don't have on my iPod.”
Obama has also spoken in the past about how he has offered Jay-Z advice concerning his daughter, Blue Ivy.
"I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out with the baby," Obama told Cleveland's z107.9, according to the Huffington Post. "And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law."
"I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They’re good people. They're down-to-earth," Obama went on to say.
"Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. ... We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends."
In September, Jay-Z and Beyonce also hosted a fundraiser for Obama at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club, raising about $4 million for his campaign.