Progress Portraits For All

January 27, 2009

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Now you probably already know about Jay-Z’s DC-mix of “My President is Black,” but then again, maybe you don’t. This hasn’t been nearly as viral as it should be, so in case you’re to blame, see it here, or listen to it here:

Jay-Z – My President is Black

If you’ve watched MTV for 15 or more minutes in the last week you’ve seen the original version of this song by Young Jeezy and Nas. I hope you were as disappointed with it as I was. Two (or more) narcissistic rappers making an election to be about them. I like Nas, but lines like: “History, black history/ No president ever did shit for me” remind me of how contrived rappers can take a country’s success and make it completely about themselves. If you studied history Nas, you’d remember some words JFK said once in an inauguration speech.

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Obama Mama

November 5, 2008

MANIA IN TIMES SQUARE!
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The W. mask is hilarious, the knotted rope is not. Videos of the dancing and cheering that went on for hours will be up shortly. I wanted to post “Celebration” but for being a song about celebration, it’s quite subdued, and I felt that “Homecoming” was much better suited. Partly because it’s awesome, but mostly because it’s about Chicago.

Kanye West – Homecoming