Barack Obama swearing sampled for song

Barack Obama: now a techno star.
Barack Obama: now a techno star.

Barack Obama's speeches had already been sampled by the likes of Nas and, and now phrases from the audiobook version of his memoir have made it into a techno track by Remute.

However, this time, the focus is less on Obama's soaring oratory and more on his use of profanities.

In his book, Dreams From My Father, Obama occasionally quoted other people's curses, and because he recorded the audio version himself, these are on record for all to hear. And sample.

So, we hear him using a variety of expletives - most notably, motherf*cker - in the new song.

You can listen to it on YouTube, though if the US President's lawyers get involved, it might not be up there for long.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.