Due to incompetence in present American politics, the hip hop community is lashing out.
Recently, hip hop artist Eminem released a track titled “Campaign Speech”, in which he took a shot at presidential candidate Donald Trump. Eminem raps:
But you should be afraid of this dang candidate/You say Trump don’t kiss a** like a puppet/’Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin/And that’s what you wanted?/A f*****’ loose cannon who’s blunt with his hand on the button/Who doesn’t have to answer to no one.
He follows up that last line sarcastically saying, “Great idea!”
Was it a Hillary Clinton endorsement? Well, if you pay attention to Eminem’s music you would say no.
For those who may perceive these lyrics as an endorsement for Hillary Clinton, think again. In 1999 Eminem released the track “Role Model” off his debut album “The Slim Shady LP”. In the song he describes a situation with Hillary Clinton stating, “Hillary Clinton tried to slap me and call me a pervert/I ripped her f****** tonsils out and fed her sherbet (b****!)” So it’s safe to say Eminem doesn’t have a soft side for good ole’ Ms. Wall Street, either.
Then again, his views from 17 years ago could have changed. Less we forget how the Secret Service had Eminem on a watch list due to multiple threats in his music directed towards former President George W. Bush.
But while most of the media was focused on Eminem, someone else was making noise them self in the hip hop community.
Young aspiring hip hop artist Marlon Craft released his latest music video “Politickin” receiving over 6,000 views the first night. Craft’s new single has been watched over 20,000 times on Youtube and a near half a million on TeamBackPack’s Facebook. In this video, Craft points out the flaws with Trump and Hillary proving that neither are right for the Oval Office. He describes the presidential candidate divide as so:
On one hand, we got ignorant, negligent, and pompous/but yet I still acknowledge./That on the other side we got in debt to corporate sponsors./Say she’ll take down big banks while they lay blessings in her pockets.
Usually, voters go by the “lesser of two evils” concept. Craft, on the other hand, isn’t impressed. While addressing the issues of race, corporations, and bankers, Craft continues his onslaught of Trump and modern America:
All we did was modernize racism, lynching’s, and all./Prisons and bars, education systems that’s missing the par./Trump rally, klan rally, more shared traits than differences, dog./It’s that routine divide and conquer.
Craft showed his support for Bernie Sanders in the song but recognized he is no longer an option to become President. He proclaims that we as a society must form together around peace, love, and equality and that whether we are to the right or to the left of the political spectrum “Love is one ideology.”