Was Shameless Obama In 1993 Hip-Hop Video? (No.)
Do you love to watch the video for the 1993 hip-hop pop hit "Whoomp (There It Is)"? Of course you do, it is literally all you do all day, we bet, using a VHS player. Well then, you're surely familiar with the smiling dude in the Compton cap at the 1:01 mark in this video, the one who is OBVIOUSLY Barack Obama, which may prove he is black?
Wow, this is a dumb song! And, well, it's very unlikely this guy (who doesn't even look much like Obama, wtf people?) is Barack Obama. WHY YOU ASK? Because Barack Obama was, by 1993, a law professor and author and civil rights lawyer and director of regional political organizations, and probably wasn't spending a whole lot of time as an extra in hip-hop videos. But this is a very big thing on the Internet, right now! We especially like the bit from National Review Online's black-outreach blog, "Tha Corner." [Tha Corner/Big 100.3/Gawker]