Rapper, 6, Touts Obama to Peeps

YouTube hit makes campaign volunteer shortie a star
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2009 2:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Though the historical context of Barack Obama's victory may be lost on "Lil Yani," the president-elect has made the 6-year-old very proud—enough to produce a rap tribute that's fast becoming an online hit, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Like the other upbeat raps from the charismatic Californian, Yani's presidential ode Obama Made Me Proud was written by his great grandma. The pair were inspired after volunteering for the president-elect's campaign.