Vibe Magazine has done a two part interview of Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Obama will also grace the cover of the September issue of Vibe with the caption ‘It’s Obama Time.’ The interviews are conducted by American Book Award winning author Jeff Chang. The interviews take on many issues from the Iraq war, taxes, crime, education, and even fashion. Chang even asks Obama what he has on his iPod. Obama said, “I’m impacted by my generation. Most of my iPod probably is either jazz classics – Coltrane, Miles Davis – or it’s got the songs of my youth, right? So you know Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin. But every once in a while I will find something that’s out right now that moves me, and then I’ll pull that down. So when the Fugees were together, I loved listening to the Fugees. I think OutKast does a lot of interesting work. My fellow Chicagoan Common I think is outstanding. I really dig his stuff.” To read both interviews and other stuff about Obama from Vibe Magazine click here.