Now that all the smoke is gone (lighter)
And the battle's finally won (give me a lighter)
Victory’s finally ours (Lighters up, lighters up)
History so loved, so long, so long, so long…

from Jay Z – History Lyrics on Rap Genius


After a hard campaign, with rapper Jay-Z promoting him, Barack Obama was finally elected president on November 4th 2008.

Now we have our first black president of the United States.

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