Sunday, April 26, 2015
That was Obama's presidential rendition of a common patois greeting that means "what's going on." The video went viral immediately — of course — and soon people like Desus Nice, an internet celebrity and Bronx comedian, were predicting that Obama's "wha gwan, Jamaica" would soon be heard all over reggae, dancehall, and soca tracks.
BARACK OBAMA visited Jamaica earlier this month. It was the first presidential visit to the country in 32 years, and Obama had a pretty packed schedule when he was there: He met with Caribbean leaders. He visited the Bob Marley museum. And he hung out with Usain Bolt.
But the thing we’ll remember, and the reason Obama’s Jamaica trip will go down in history as the coolest moment in his presidency, is what he said to a crowd of students at the University of the West Indies.
You’ve probably already heard it, but you’re going to want to hear it again and again and again. Good thing we have Vine loops.