19 Apr 2008 10:03 am   //   Filed under: In the news, Music, Videos

What would Jay-Z do?

U.S. Senator Barack Obama actually brushed the dirt off his shoulders.

Some people didn’t get it (explained by the Washington Post Style section):

“The move illustrated both a generational and a cultural gap: On MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s show yesterday, The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen said the shoulder shaking was ‘contemptuous and aloof’ and ‘not smart.'”

Let’s check in with YouTube and see if the Internets got it: