Musicians who dabble in politics can quickly become extremely tiresome â yes, weâre taking about you Bono â but what happens when a politician turns his hand to music? Weâll find out pretty soon, for itâs emerged that US presidential hopeful Barack Obama will make a guest appearance on Q-Tipâs new album.
Apparently, Obama will speak throughout one of the songs, though what heâll actually be saying is unclear. Q-Tip has confirmed the cameo, but other details are in short supply.
The album, called The Renaissance, will be released in July. In the meantime, you can satisfy your politics/music crossover cravings by checking out former London Mayor Ken Livingstone guesting on Blurâs Ernold Same or Bill Clinton taking a sax solo at the Newport Jazz Festival. If you can bear to watch, thereâs also George Bush throwing some shapes and attempting to play a drum.
Sadly, we couldnât find any footage of Tony Blair playing the guitar, but thatâs probably for the best.
Are there any other musically-inclined politicians? Let us knowâ¦
By Ben Rogerson