President Barack Obama gave music mogul Jay Z‘s Roc Nation protégé J. Cole a huge co-sign this weekend by dishing on his admiration for him.

Footage of the leader of the free world bigging up Cole at a South By Southwest event in Austin, Texas has sprouted online.

Check out what hip-hop thinks of President Barack Obama on the next page…

Recently, rap star Kanye West revealed he had promised President Obama to produce on music veteran Nas‘ upcoming solo album.

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Back in January, President Obama said he would give hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar the edge in a rap battle with Young Money’s Drake.

“Gotta go with Kendrick. I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick, his lyrics,” President Obama said. “His last album was outstanding. Best album, I think, last year.” (The YouTube Interview)