I’m noticing an emerging theme; M.I.A. has been inspiring some hip-hop activism on her remixes. I’m glad to see her and Jay Z (!) taking the lead by talking about leadership. Jay seems to realize that his piece of the bling-pie will be eaten by someone much more wealthy than him if he doesn’t speak up and push for change.
Gotta get Bush out the chair.
Give Obama the floor.
Lets bring back Ragen,
at least we were gettin’ that raw.
These Politicians don’t give a s***
The hood’s still gettin’ ingnored
– Jay Z
Not sure what he means about Ragen but…
M.I.A. “Boyz (Remix ft. Jay Z)” ->
Prey with our troops
and hope for Obama
M.I.A. “Boyz (Remix ft. Wale)” ->
Then there’s this Paper Planes remix by Rock City that I posted recently.
I ride for Obama
I ain’t messin’ with McCain
Stop the War on Terror
Cause we ready for a change
Gas prices to high
Plus these jobs ain’t payn’
I ain’t a politician
But my N**** I’m sane
Doesn’t that sound great
My president is black
Yours is a disgrace
– Rock City
M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)” ->