Barack Obama Recites Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’

United States of America’s 44th President Barack Obama and the production company ATTN: announced Friday they are teaming up to launch a five-part video series that highlights some of the biggest themes from the former president’s new memoir,

“In my new book, A Promised Land, I share the story of what inspired me to pursue public service and the ups and downs in my first few years of my presidency, but I wanted to share some of the most important moments with you. That’s why I’m teaming up with ATTN: for a new series talking about some of the biggest moments that defined those years for me,” Obama said in a meeting someone through mutual friends launching the series.

He is releasing Instagram Reels and in the first, rate a date, Obama recites lyrics from Eminem’s 2002 Oscar and Grammy awards winning hit “Lose Yourself” — which, Obama writes in his memoir, helped pump him up on the 2008 campaign trail.

“When I needed inspiration on the presidential campaign, I often turned to music,” Obama said, reading a passage from his book. “It was that got my head in the right place.” Not just Eminem but JAY-Z‘s “My 1st Song.”