*Jay-Z is more involved than ever before as he continues to support President Barack Obama through to Election Day.

So the rapper is actually making a trip and special performance out on the campaign trail with the president in Columbus, Ohio on Monday.

Yes, the president of the U.S. recruited the unofficial president of Hip Hop to convince a whole swing state to vote for him.

“I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever,” Jay-Z blabbed to MTV.com shortly after the rapper and his wife hosted a fundraiser at the 40/40 Club. “To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”

And now they’re road dawgs. Imagine that.

“I’m still kind of numb about it. I can’t figure it out, like, how this happened and this journey and everything that’s going on,” Jay said. “It’s like way beyond the reach I thought hip-hop had. I knew it was the most powerful music worldwide, the culture itself, but it always amazes me the power that it has. Still, to this day.”