My raps ignite the people like Obama

from Common (Ft. Dwele) – The People Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His words give hope and courage to the people of the world, just like the president of the USA, Barack Obama.

This song was written a couple years before Obama was elected President. Common is likely referring specifically to Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention speech, which first made him a popular figure in national politics.

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