It's no secret that Barack Obama is a big music fan, and he recently launched an Instagram series in conjunction with his memoir A Promised Land that looks back on his presidency.
Over the weekend, the former president shared how hip-hop hyped him up throughout the 2008 campaign trail. “When I needed some inspiration on the presidential campaign I often turned to music,” he says in the clip. “It was rap that got my head in the right place. Two songs especially: Jay-Z‘s ‘My 1st Song’ and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself.'"