Obama, holla! Eventually Barack Obama will have to initiate a dialogue with the hip-hop community. I was with LL Cool J earlier this week and he told me about a new record he’s made concerning the presidential climate. And on Wednesday, my dude Green Lantern hit me off with a brand-new record from Nas called “Black President.” In the song, Esco speaks directly to Obama and gives him his outlook and expectations on what changes we need as a country. I’m loving Nas’ audacity right now! How bold are you to directly address the man that has a 50/50 chance of being the commander-in-chief? Hip-hop with substance is hip-hop at its essence — hip-hop at its best.