For President Obama’s weekly White House address, he was joined by rapper-songwriter Macklemore to discuss the nation’s growing opioid addiction problem. (And according to Billboard, he’s the first non-administration official to ever join the commander-in-chief for the weekly address. Quite a feat.) The duo sat down to discuss the matter at hand — where Obama notes how drug overdoses now take more lives every year than traffic accidents — an issue that holds much personal significance to Macklemore. “I have abused prescription drugs and battled addiction,” he says. “If I hadn’t gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today. And I want to help others facing the same challenges I did.” The Grammy winner was spotted at the White House earlier this week, where he spoke to Obama for an upcoming hour-long MTV documentary about addiction. It’ll air later this year.