(CNN) - With just a few days to go before the critical Super Tuesday primaries, Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am and director Jesse Dylan, son of legendary musician Bob Dylan, have released a new song featuring a host of celebrities and one very unlikely music video star: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
"Yes We Can," released Friday, is centered around footage of the speech the Illinois senator gave after the New Hampshire primary last month.
The music video includes excerpts from that Obama speech and appearances from celebrities including jazz artist Herbie Hancock, former LA Lakers captain Kareem Abdul Jabbar, singer John Legend, model Amber Valletta, actresses Kate Walsh and Scarlett Johansson, and others.
(In an interview with the Associated Press last month, Johansson had joked that she was engaged to the White House hopeful, telling a reporter: “My heart belongs to Barack.”)
Dylan and will.i.am told ABC News they did not coordinate the creation or release of the video with the Obama campaign, and are unsure Obama knows about the production.
I am still rooting for Obama. He is the right one for the White House. My thoughts in the beginning – up rises another JFK.
This whole campaign is very interesting. A.J.
This song is unbelievable. I'm lost for words. It gave me goosebumps. It speaks to more than just this country but the whole world. We are one people.
anyone know where you can download this video?
This video is a clear illustration of how Senator Obama is inspiring a movement of change and renewed patriotism all over this country.
Obama will be the nominee.
Video should be viewed by every Hilliary supporter so that they might come to their senses.
I don't think is a good idea at all. It is the beginning of "dumbing down" the american political process. What comes next?... tap dancing? Barack had my vote.
No he doesn't!
You can download the video on Utube, under "Yes We Can"
Good viral marketing tactic, but Obama shouldn't align himself with rap/hip hop if he wants to win against John McCain.
SOME OF THE DEMS, like the Clintons, NEVER LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES!!!
I really believe that it is going to take the active support of Hillary for the DEMS to lose the White House again; Remember Gore and Kerry? How short minded can the Dems really be in this nation. Gore and Kerry (each a stronger candidate than Hillary) were the "accidents" of the Clintons– The Dems lost each time!!!!!
Currently, the Dems are celebrating the "huge number of voters" out there for them because of the Independents (like myself), moderate Republicans, and young voters that have been brought onboard by Obama. Let us wait until the Dems put up Hillary as the nominee and the "voting pool" will run dry!!
This is yours Dems to lose again; it always takes the Clintons for the Dems to lose the White House or to deal with issues of moral corruptions!!!
WISE and Intelligent Dems should simply stay AWAY from the Clintons; they are the source of "curse" for the Dems!!!!
No Clinton, not even Bill, can ever restore the ECONOMIC fortunes of the past; indeed, the conditions of the past (e.g., Internet bubble) that made that happen are simply NOT there today. The Clintons burnt their bridges BEFORE they left (in disgrace) the White House!!! And guess what? Hillary has been making stronger enemies since!
Anonymous go to Obama's website and you can see it.
keep putting a cover on the book. the the real truth of mr. obama!
Great video with talented people behind it.
i want to listen to this music. i like and love everything about him. He is a great man. how can i get a copy
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS VIDEO!!!! Every American needs to see this!
wow obama is so sexy
this made me weep like a baby. I sent it to all my friends. OBAMA '08 & '12
News! News! News! Another kennedy backs Obama. Ethel Kennedy late wife of the late Robert Kennedy backs Obama. Obama is so inspirational that a lot of us just can't resist him.
will.i.am for President
Wow the anti-clinton news network is at work!
Let me be sure I'm on topic here... Do you thing Jesse Dylan, Herbie Hancock, former LA Lakers captain Kareem Abdul Jabbar, singer John Legend, model Amber Valletta, actresses Kate Walsh and Scarlett Johansson are aware of Obama's history with Exelon Corporation along with his chief political strategist, David Axelrod? ...Is Oprah?
The song is on youtube. Go check it out!!!
Awesome video! Check it out on YouTube.
PS – it's probably going to be the most watched video by tomorrow. Wait and see. Change is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -