On January 20, 2008, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States and is the nation's first black commander in chief. SOHH celebrates the historic breakthrough that symbolizes a change of the times.

Check these links to track Obama's rise, hear your favorite rappers' views on our president, and find out what went down during inauguration week.

We all knew a change was going to come but who knew it would come like this?