Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Obama's Rap Buddy: 'Make the White House Black'; Update: Under the Bus He Goes

Lovely new song from one of The Messiah's favorite rappers.

Question for Ludacris: Ever been thrown under a bus?
Mr Obama, who will face Republican John McCain in the presidential race this autumn, met Ludacris two years ago to discuss, what the rapper called, “empowering the youth.”

At the time, Ludacris said the meeting was like spending time with a relative.

The rapper is one of a number of musicians who have endorsed Mr Obama's campaign to become the first Black president.

Before he embarked on a tour of Europe last week, Mr Obama also stressed the importance of hip-hop in America, saying that rappers have the opportunity “to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking.”
Listen to the lyrics: Calls Hillary a bitch and wishes John McCain were paralyzed. There's some thinking.

How special.

We won't even get into how he treats George W. Bush.

Meanwhile, Obama has snagged another killer celebrity endorsement.
Today The Times' eagle-eyed Harriet Ryan spotted Phil Spector, the famous rock entrepreneur and infamous date, showing up for a court hearing in Los Angeles wearing a very obvious "Barack Obama Rocks" pin.

Spector, you may recall, has some continuing legal troubles having to do with an actress, Lana Clarkson, turning up dead in his house after a date five years ago.
H/T Rush.

More here, here, here and here.

Update: That didn't take long.

Under the bus he goes.
As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to. This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain, and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear. While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics."
So why did Obama ever meet with the guy?

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