Ten Rap Songs More Republican Than Nicki Minaj
Update: Turns out that, as we all suspected, Nicki Minaj is not a Romney supporter.
Earlier this week Nicki Minaj stepped in a fresh pile of political shit when she, in an attempt to stir the pot on a "Mercy" freestyle remix, rapped that she is voting for Mitt Romney. People stupid enough to take Minaj seriously were outraged, and some even sent her death threats over Twitter. Which got us thinking: hip-hop is such a Republican genre of music, what with its rampant homophobia, overblown egos and materialism. So we put the ole iPod on shuffle and jotted down the first 10 rap lyrics we heard that are more Republican than Minaj's phony declaration of Romney loyalty.
10. Rick Ross, "Live Fast, Die Young"
"Look at Haiti children dyin' 'round the clock, nigga/ I'd send a hundred grand, but that's a decent watch, nigga"Republicans often argue that taxing the rich to fund programs that benefit the poor is nothing more than social engineering, and that, left to spend their money as they see fit, they'd be more inclined to donate to charity. Maybe. But our guess is they'd just spend the extra cash on themselves, like Rick Ross does in this cold-ass line from "Live Fast."
9. Eminem, "Criminal"
Whether you're a fag or lez, or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-vest/ Pants or dress, hate fags? The answer's yes.Yes, we still have Eminem on our iPod. Wanna fight about it?
8. Wu Tang Clan, "C.R.E.A.M."
I don't know why I chose to smoke sess/ I guess that's the time when I'm not depressedYou could argue that "cash rules everything" around the Republican party, and that Wu's "C.R.E.A.M." is the party's unofficial theme. But this line in particular reminds us of defacto party leader and drug abuser Rush Limbaugh.
7. Kanye West, "Jesus Walks"
The entire songRepublicans are religious fanatics.
6. Kanye West, "Can't Tell Me Nothin'"
The entire songWest's "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" is basically the Republican equivalent of "Never apologize for America."
5. Melle Mel on "The Message"
It's all about the money/ Ain't a damn thing funnyTo Republicans, it's all about the money. Ain't a damn thing funny.
4. 50 Cent, "I Get Money"
The entire songAre you getting that we think Republicans only care about money?