Barack Obama Shouts Out Chicago House In A New Video Message

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President Barack Obama wasn't able to visit his beloved adopted hometown of Chicago over the Independence Day holiday, but he did record a warm message wishing the Windy City well, and in doing so specifically shouted out the Chicago house music scene's yearly blow-out festival, the Chosen Few Picnic.

This is far from the first time that Obama has shown his love for house music. In 2014 the President and First Lady sent a letter of consolation to Frankie Knuckles's family after his tragic passing, and as a state senator in 2004 he named a street after the legendary producer and DJ.

“Michelle and I are sorry we can’t be home with all the house heads in Jackson Park today,” the President said in the address. “We’re having a Fourth of July get-together of our own at the White House, with some of America’s finest servicemen and women and their families, but I still wanted to wish the Chosen Few DJs and all of you a happy Fourth of July, and a happy 25th anniversary, Chosen Few Picnic. Love you Chicago! Enjoy the fireworks.”

Watch the video below, and try to picture a parallel universe in which DJ Barry-Rock drops footwork 12 inches on the regular.