Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses the importance of Barack Obama’s presidential run on African American music and artists with Contactmusic.com.
“We should use an event like Barack’s presidency, which I feel is probably one of the most important moments in the history of this country, to galvanise us, to inspire us, and, yo, let’s go!” the acclaimed filmmaker says.
“I believe artists have to lead the way,” Lee adds. “The same way as in the turbulent 60s… that music reflected both the difficult times we were going through and the enthusiasm and optimism we had, too. And I think Obama is going to have the same effect on African-American artists and it’s needed.”