“U Didn’t Build That”: Obama raps about “you didn’t build that,” MC Hammer-style.
Obama Raps About “You Didn’t Build That,” MC Hammer-Style
Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Sept. 17 2012 3:05 PM

Did You See This? “U Didn’t Build That”

President Barack Obama dances in Mumbai in 2010

Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Way back in March, we declared “Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” the best political video of the season. Six months later, that judgment stands. But the man who made that video, Hugh Atkin, is back with another politically themed supercut scored to an old rap hit, and it measures up pretty well.

Whether you think the Republican editing of Obama’s remarks are downright shameful or perfectly fair, you have to acknowledge the editing skills of Mr. Atkin. Enjoy.


David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

  Slate Plus
Hang Up And Listen
Dec. 1 2015 3:21 PM The “Violating His Amateur Status” Bonus Segment The Hang Up and Listen hosts cover speedcubing—from the algorithms of Rubik’s Cubes to the sport’s record-breaking competitors.