Obama and Jay-Z's enduring friendship is well documented, and the pair are so at ease with each other, the President of The United States has been giving the rapper some advice on parenthood, reports The Huffington Post.

"I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out with the baby, and not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law," Obama said, referring to the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy in an interview with Cleveland's z107.9. "I've gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They're good people. They're down-to-earth," he said. "Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they're good friends. ... We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends." Mr President also said he prefers Jay-Z's "My First Song" over "99 Problems," because the former track reminds him "to always stay hungry."

The politician and the rapper's close relationship stems from Jay-Z and Beyonce's constant support of his political campaign. The pair were instrumental, alongside Kayne West, in pushing Obama's election into action, and are fighting just as hard to ensure he earns a second term. They held a highly lucrative fundraiser recently at New York's 40/40 club, and in a new campaign, Jay describes Obama as a vital symbol of hope.