NEW YORK Jay-Z got a boost from President Barack Obama over the weekend at the Budweiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia, where the hip-hop mogul was both an organizer and headline performer.
In a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z's personal story is "what Made In America means" and urged concert-goers to vote, according to press reports.
Obama will face off against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the November 6 presidential election.
Jay-Z, a rapper who hails from the housing projects of Brooklyn, is among hip hop's most successful entrepreneurs.
(Reporting By Edith Honan; Editing by Eric Beech)