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President Obama Lost Himself in the Music, the Moment Before DNC Speech

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything Hillary Clinton ever wanted from your Democratic National Convention endorsement speech, would you capture it, or just let it slip? Well, if you’re President Obama, clearly you’re going to own it, but before he did, like any true American, he got in the mind-set by listening to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” The sharp eyes at Billboard caught POTUS bopping back and forth to the 8 Mile anthem at the 58-second mark of the “behind-the-scenes” convention video Clinton’s campaign released. The moment is fleeting, but the clip is worth watching, not only for Obama’s unguarded enthusiasm for early aughts hip-hop, but also Meryl Streep’s delight in Clinton’s speech and Elizabeth Warren’s feminist moment with Sarah Silverman.

Obama Listened to Eminem Before DNC Speech