Obama and hip-hop: Where will the pre...

Obama and hip-hop: Where will the president-elect stand on rap ...

There are 11 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Obama and hip-hop: Where will the president-elect stand on rap .... In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Barack Obama was in his last year of high school in 1979 when hip-hop broke out of the ghettos of New York on its way to becoming a national phenomenon.

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Ken

Livingston, NJ

#1 Nov 18, 2008
“Rappers such as Common, a native of Chicago's South Side, and New York's Talib Kweli were dropping Obama references into their songs as early as 2007.”

Actually Common has been dropping Obama references in songs as early as summer 2004. Peep the lyrics to Jadakiss’“Why?(Remix)” featuring Common, Nas, Styles P & Anthony Hamilton.

[Common]
Why do n***** say I changed for a girl
Why you worried bout my clothes if my flow gon' change the world
Why you wait till you 30 to try to be hard
Why I gotta have religion if I believe in God
Why is Bush acting like he trying to get Osama
Why don't we impeach him and elect Obama
jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#2 Nov 18, 2008
I am sure that King Obama will do absoutly noting about RAP and in fact I fully expect to see Snopp dog on King o's staff. After all, Rap is cool, ya all. It's accepted in the mainstream. Former rappers are moveie stars like Queen Latifa and many others. Killing, hating women and all the rest is acceptable today like almost anything. Thats how King o got elected ! Obama is an "angry black man" so he must do some rappin' too.

Yo Yo, I done pulled da wool over dem eyes
Dog, u know, I got not a lot to show
but the homies spoke, now I'm the bloke
that will make the country go broke

Since: Nov 08

Seal Beach, CA

#3 Nov 19, 2008
hmmm, Obama rapping is hard to picture...
fed up with the mess

United States

#4 Nov 19, 2008
He does like Jay Z, however he should tell them to pull up their pants and stop sowing wild oats and to marry their girlfriends and start being a real man...unlike little wayne, diddy, 50cent and all of the other loser rappers that act like them.
fed up with the mess

United States

#5 Nov 19, 2008
jo jo wrote:
I am sure that King Obama will do absoutly noting about RAP and in fact I fully expect to see Snopp dog on King o's staff. After all, Rap is cool, ya all. It's accepted in the mainstream. Former rappers are moveie stars like Queen Latifa and many others. Killing, hating women and all the rest is acceptable today like almost anything. Thats how King o got elected ! Obama is an "angry black man" so he must do some rappin' too.
Yo Yo, I done pulled da wool over dem eyes
Dog, u know, I got not a lot to show
but the homies spoke, now I'm the bloke
that will make the country go broke
King Obama will do something about your simple, hillbilly as!
jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#6 Nov 19, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>King Obama will do something about your simple, hillbilly as!
That is funnny dog as the last time I looked your state is the originator of hillbillys !!! I guess it rappers now..huh ???
larry g

Gwynn Oak, MD

#7 Nov 19, 2008
jo jo wrote:
<quoted text>That is funnny dog as the last time I looked your state is the originator of hillbillys !!! I guess it rappers now..huh ???
your state should be ashamed
fed up with the mess

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2008
jo jo wrote:
<quoted text>That is funnny dog as the last time I looked your state is the originator of hillbillys !!! I guess it rappers now..huh ???
You don't make any sense...jack as!
Dunkadelic King of NY

Holly, MI

#9 Nov 24, 2008
The basketball and hip-hop culture fusion born in 1984 that is known now as The "Dunkadelic-Era" In America will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary during the year 2009 (1984-2009). Barack Obama will be sworn in as 44th President of the United States during that 25th celebration and the soon-to-be-President has a love for basketball.
James

Blythewood, SC

#10 Nov 24, 2008
Who knew that the US was so racist still. Sure in some parts of the country but it seems the whole place is racist. Also why do some white people hate rap so bad, if it is so awful why does it out sell country music 12 to 1?
larry g

Gwynn Oak, MD

#11 Nov 24, 2008
James wrote:
Who knew that the US was so racist still. Sure in some parts of the country but it seems the whole place is racist. Also why do some white people hate rap so bad, if it is so awful why does it out sell country music 12 to 1?
I'm black and I hate rap

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