1. WATCH: Jay-Z Co-Signs Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage.

    Jay-Z might have been partially responsible for yesterday's most awkward rap-related press conference moment , but his thoughtful words afterwards suggest maybe he was busy thinking big picture rather than minor photo op. In an interview with CNN, Jay threw his support behind President Obama's recent endorsement of same sex marriage, calling it, "the right thing to do."

    Said, Hov:

    "I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple… whether it costs [President Obama] votes or not – again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being."

    By our count that makes all of four notable rappers (Jay, Chuck D, El-P and, of course, Fat Joe) who've publicly voiced some progressive opinion on the issue - each in their own special way (though, frankly, no one's touching Joey Crack's response ). Peep the interview with Jay-Z, after the jump...

    [via CNN ]

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    • http://twitter.com/jmonkey Jaap

      Raekwon and Game also voiced progressive opinions on homosexuality, though that wasn't in regard to marriage but more in general.