The God emcee, Jay-Z, recently proclaimed his undying support and respect for President Barack Obama at an NBA2k13 launch event. But Jay said even though he will punch his ticket for Obama in November, he's still not a fan of politics.
According to Jay:
“I don’t even like the word politics, it implies something underhanded…I believe we need less government because people are only serving their own agendas …”
The thing is, if Jay wouldn’t have ventured into music, clothing, management and running sports teams, there are a few political jobs he would actually be highly suited for.
Just tracking the course of Jay’s career, he may have missed his calling to become a political heavyweight.
From his Politics as Usual days to Black Republicans, Jay’s always had the political bug - he just didn’t know it.
Take a look at a few political positions Jay would be well suited for...
No doubt Jay’s a keen businessman with executive experience, so he could step in and be President without missing a beat. He’s already served as President and CEO of Def Jam Records, so being the Commander-in-Chief of the USA wouldn’t be a huge leap.
Jay always reflects on his hustling days, so becoming a drug czar wouldn’t be a problem. From his days on the block in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects, Jay can teach America a thing or two about the drug war.
What’s a lobbyist other than a hustler in a suit? Jay once said:
“I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well”
If Jay really wanted to, he could be the most powerful lobbyist on the hill. Jack A. Abramoff could learn something from Jay.
Nothing against Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, but when it comes maintaining and building economic stability, Jay will show you how to do it, son.
Like Jay said, he’s a business man, and even though the Secretary of Treasury is the lead economic advisor to the President, Hov could teach everyone a thing or two about the all mighty dollar.
Who knows more about the finer points of the law than Jay-Z? He explained the search and seizure process to us in “99 Problems”:
"Do you mind if I look round the car a little bit?"
Well my glove compartment is locked so is the trunk and the back And I know my rights so you gon' need a warrant for that
"Aren't you sharp as a tack are some type of lawyer or something?"
"Or somebody important or something?"
Nah I ain't passed the bar but I know a little bit
Enough that you won't illegally search my shit”
Jay-Z's lyrical ability alone can match the talk game of any top lawyer, including Attorney General Eric Holder.