You know, it’s great that Obama has held a consistently sensible attitude towards hip-hop culture, but it saddens me that he has distance himself from hip-hop in order not to scare away the support of older, whiter generations.
Props to Jay-Z, P Diddy, Russell Simmons, Kevin Lilles, and Mary J Blige:
Getting ready to rock the vote tomorrow, though I haven’t already declared victory like Termanology..
Lyrical sample: “Term, you already know it’s Obama ’08/Cats in the streets is like, mo’ skama, mo’ weight.”
No matter who wins (well, except that it rather does), Obama has already done a world of good in inspiring new communities and demographics to vote – Read more here.
Want to contemplate something really scary on Halloween?
Lyrical sample: “It’s like Osama met Barack Obama and he sold out his honor/For a rocket launcher, I’m like the Loch Ness monster.”
Harvard’s student newspaper’s endorsement, very informative, and well worth a read.
One of my favorite beats of the fall. Pitbull rarely disappoints.
Lyrical sample: “Britney with no drama, Alicia with no karma/New York with no flava, the world with no haters/Obama with no color, Hillary with no Bill.”
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of 4Dbling before, but this kid is adorable. He’s a perfect mix of my favorite – but greatly conflicting – genres of hip-hop and emo scene. “Bad Dreams” is a fantastically smooth and skillfully mixed track, with a catchy hook you won’t forget.
Lyrical sample: “I take my bitch on a shopping spree everday of the week/Like oh my god – is that Prada?/Why yes, of course – stayin’ fresh like Obama.”