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Eight Years of President Obama: Our Favorite News Stories

on January 10, 2017, 7:00pm
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Live … From 1600!

January 2009: Arcade Fire perform “Born in the USA” at Obama’s Staff Ball

July 2009: Foo Fighters end hiatus at Obama’s First Family’s July 4th festivities

May 2010: Regina Spektor performs at the White House

December 2010: Jim James performs at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony

April 2013: Listen to Jay-Z’s new track “Open Letter”, White House forced to respond

June 2013: Finally, President Obama covers Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

March 2014: Zach Galifianakis interviews Obama for Between Two Ferns

April 2014: White House declines petition to deport Justin Bieber

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August 2014: Obama appears on the Foo Fighters’ documentary for Sonic Highways

June 2015: Prince and Stevie Wonder perform secret concert at the White House

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January 2016: Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama in the Oval Office

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July 2016: Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe make President Obama’s Fourth of July BBQ the highlight of his presidency

August 2016: President Obama celebrated his 55th birthday by partying with Kendrick Lamar

October 2016: Here’s what happened at President Obama’s South by South Lawn Festival

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October 2016: Frank Ocean gave his first interview in three years at the White House

December 2016: Chance the Rapper performs “Sunday Candy” at the National Christmas Lighting

December 2016: President Barack Obama and Bill Murray putt golf balls in the Oval Office

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January 2017: The Obamas threw an epic going-away party at the White House last night that ran until 5:00 a.m.

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June 2015: Morrissey on President Obama: “He seems to be white inside”

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December 2015: Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” was President Obama’s favorite song of 2015

January 2016: President Obama picks a winner in Kendrick Lamar – Drake rap battle

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March 2016: President Obama to skip Nancy Reagan’s funeral in order to attend South by Southwest

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August 2016: President Obama hypes himself up with Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”

August 2016: Hipster President Barack Obama shares his summer playlist

October 2016: Hipster President Barack Obama shares his gym playlist

October 2016: Hipster President Barack Obama invited Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean to White House State Dinner

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October 2016: President Barack Obama picks eight essential sci-fi films and shows to watch before the coming apocalypse

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October 2016: Barack Obama dances to “Hotline Bling”, dabs during final musical event as president

October 2016: President Obama reads Mean Tweets, including a Nickelback insult

October 2016: President Barack Obama reveals his top five rappers

November 2016: President Obama sang “Purple Rain” after seeing a tiny trick-or-treater dressed as Prince

November 2016: The Internet thinks President Barack Obama’s turntable setup is trash

December 2016: President Obama signs nationwide legislation banning ticket bots

January 2017: Hipster Obama is throwing one last White House party (and trolling Trump in the process)

January 2017: Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as its “President of Playlists”

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