NEGRO PLEASE: Ludacris Sullies Obama Campaign Trail?

[Editor's Note: "Blogger's Note" has been taken over by Ron Mexico until further notice.]

A few thoughts on the whole Ludacris/[What the fuck is a] Barack Obama[?] mess.

If there’s any cause I’m known for taking up publicly, it’s free speech. I always find it unfair when a nigga can’t just say what he wants—especially a creative entity such as Ludacris. I believe in Luda’s right to recite every single line of “Politics: Obama Is Here” even though he spends very little energy speaking about actual politics on the track.

He has every right to call Hillary Clinton a bitch. He has every right to say John McCain should only be seated if paralyzed. He has every right to say he”ll fuckin… he’ll fuckin… lay Jesse Jackson’s nuts on the dresser–just the nutsack by itself, and bang them shits with a spiked bat.

However, if Luda really wants to help his new boyfriend, a much more thoughtful verse might serve Obama better at this point.

Unfortunately for the Mulatto Man-Wonder, since he publicly acknowledged his appreciation for the Atlanta MC, he and Ludacris have been linked. Granted, the connection’s been propagated almost purely by Luda’s incessant nut-hugging.

Given the fact that Luda has served as Fox News’ preferred icon of negritude niggerdom for some time already, I was surprised Barry O gave homie a pre-election co-sign at all. Sadly, Obama’s learning that if allowed, Cris Lova Lova could further polarize the historic candidate of change from the swing votes he’ll desperately need in November.

Eh, I guess people who listen to Bill Oh’Really and take him seriously aren’t exactly swing votes. Nor are they people whose opinions you should value.

They are corrupt.

The mutual endorsement situation with Ludacris comes at a clear price. While it’s a great look to keep that increasingly important young, urban demographic interested/supportive, Barry doesn’t wanna miff the people who are actually going to go vote.

[According to Puffy & The Snowman, Generation Hip-Hop will only vote if we truly believe our lives depend on it.]

While Obama might have the track in his iPod nano for workout time, he can’t exactly knock the shit aloud in front of his bosses and co-workers. Luda’s gotta pump the brakes with these wild-ass Obama endorsements for the time being.

To Luda: You shouted Obizzle. He threw you a nod. You’re affiliated in the eye of mainstream media now. It’s not fair, but since you’ve gotten your wish by climbing into bed with the Pres-o-dent, you’ve now gotta fuck by the rules.

Come up with a track that took some brain power to make and won’t completely embarrass the candidate you support.

I mean negro, please. Simma yuh poom poom. Daddy trynna work over here.

No nullus to all of that.

[To those with jobs/important shit to do:] Ludacris is totally acting like that nigga from around the way that doesn’t know what is and isn’t work-approrpriate. You could be on the job and he chirps you out of the blue right when you’re talking to the boss.

Luda: *direct connect* Yo, my nigga… Remember that one bitch from Cherry Lounge with the Newport 100s box tattoo on her back? I beat that shit the fuck up, dawg! That cot was tight than a mmmmotherfucker too. Looked like it was gonna be wild loose, cuz I heard about who she been wit– *phone slams shut*

Cris need not fuck around. Dude already ain’t never gonna see that “Get Out Of Jail Free” card he been rappin about. He’s about to find himself on that Scarlett Johansson “do not call/email/twitter” list.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Got an Obama freestyle you’d like to share? ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • 239allday

    Yo Ronny Mex, I was just watching the bill O’Really and they was talking about this very subject for like the first 10 minutes. You know that one bitch Laura Ingraham(whom I secretly want to fuck while she calls me a nigger),well she was saying that it was okay for Obama’s daughters to listen to Snoop. Not because Snoop is a good rapper(she actually said he has no musical talent) but because he is a great actor, no joke. But hasn’t Luda been in two Oscar nominated movies. Just an example of how retarded and hypocritical these conservatives are.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      “You know that one bitch Laura Ingraham(whom I secretly want to fuck while she calls me a nigger),”

      yes… yes i know her. not like how you know her, but yes. hilarious.

      snoop is the worst actor i’ve ever seen at any level. this includes inner-city public grade school.

    • yo

      XXL WAS TOO SCARED TO POST MY SHIT ABOUT OBAMA….FUCK YOU NIGGA YOU DONT WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH THAT NIGGA OBAMA HAS NO FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE, NO MILITARY BACKGROUND YET HE WILL LEAD OUR MILITARY? WHAT A JOKE. THE HALF NIGGA FLIP FLOPS ON SO MANY ISSUES BECAUSE HE HAS NO REAL STANCE ON ANYTHING AND WILL SAY WHATEVER SOUNDS GOOD AT THE MOMENT EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NO REAL PLAN FOR CHANGE. STUPID FUCKING RAPPERS WHO ARE ENDORING SOMEBODY THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT JUST BECAUSE HE HAS SOME BLACK IN HIM. ITS THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND AND YOU ARE THE SHEEP. HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A GOOD PUBLIC SPEAKER WITH NO EXPERIENCE.

      • 239allday

        @ yo…

        You are obviously not hip hop, my nigga, so I don’t know what you doin postin comments here. This is a historic event in both American and Black history so let us revel in it for a minute. Niggas don’t give a fuck if this nigga has experience. The fact is most of us is votin for dude just because he is black. This is the first time that we might just be able to say “We run this shit”. McCain is the same kind of dude that’s always been pres(insert old white guy here). So why don’t you go back to watching your “Fair and Balanced” faux news and don’t mind us.

  • iLL

    I think these rappers and Rainbow Coalition Leaders(emmhmm Jesse) are killing Obama’s campaign slowly. You know these people grab a hold of everything to throw back up your face. This political race is all about race. People will pick sides on sheer affiliation if these entertainers keep tooting their horns with all of this negative pub. We already seen an election stolen before. Who say they wont steal another one.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      good point on both counts. they didn’t just steal an election, they completely deflated people’s faith in the electoral process.

      i felt like i might as well have been back home in mumbambu when i saw that shit.

      who should we get to pump obama then?

      i think ludacris may have earned himself a mid-high seeding in the SDN tournament.

  • henry

    you spelled Scarlett Johannson wrong, i was going to say something about the blog but forget when you mentioned her, damn shes sexy

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      thanks, bro. duly noted.

      i don’t dig on the johansson. i think i’m the only nigga on earth, but she does not float my boat.

  • Dub Sac

    While it’s a great look to keep that increasingly important young, urban demographic interested/supportive, Barry doesn’t wanna miff the people who are actually going to go vote.

    I think this is an important point to keep in mind. I was reading about this over at HHDX earlier today, and some people are disappointed that their “hip-hop president” “sold out” by distancing himself from Luda.

    I wonder how many of these people are actually registered voters who have researched the political issues at stake and will actually go to the polls to vote, and how many of them are just sitting back, feeling good because there is a black candidate running, then not actually vote and talk about how fucked up it is if he doesn’t win the election.

    There are certainly more important issues at stake than Barack’s hip-hop credibility.

  • Shawty J

    So, I listened to “Politics” and I don’t see much of a big deal with the song myself personally. The song is like a minute and a half long and it was a mixtape cut, meaning Luda never planned for all of the masses to hear it. I think it was a bad move for Obama’s campaign to draw attention to the record, personally. I hadn’t heard the song until they mentioned it. The snub he took at McCain wasn’t really a snub, it was just a metaphor, the snub at Bush isn’t even as bad as the stuff they say about him on Mad TV. The only bad move I saw was calling Hilary Clinton a “bitch”. Maybe Obama’s team is just overreacting due to all of these lame attacks McCain’s been sending his way.

  • Amar

    i don’t see any prob with the song either, especially since ludacris is known for his hilarious lyrics. The dude doesn’t really pack more nuts than delta airlines.

    and isn’t the point of a mixtape to get hype and sell records for the upcoming album? first nas and now this. And In terms of obama, hes just gonna look good for denouncing it. The more jesse jacksons, pastor wrights, political cartoons and ludas he gets, the more it HELPS his image as a cool and collected-ass moterfucker

    but there goes any progress nas made in the faux news fight

  • Tony Grand$

    Its kinda funny to me that the media even bit down so hard on the song. Its not really even a song, and it damn sure wasn’t spinnin on no radio stations I listen to. I hate to say it, but its seems like a ‘conspiracy’, for lack of a better term. On one hand, Luda is Luda, from “Back for the first time”, and he’s somewhat a cartoon character (a la Bus-a-Bus back when), and as an avid hiphophead, I’m usually expecting the unexpected from the critter. With that said, he’s a little more tangible than your average underground MC. My man is known well in the mainstream circus as well as in the gutter, so to come out with such blatant complacency is weird to me. Bill Orally will do anything to get that ass, so who knows who gunnin for his number 1 spot? That’s like stealin a white womens purse in Georgia, and wearin it to the mall the next day. He had to know that the songs little quips would receive such a mild backlash. I don’t expect him to care, but what about Mr. Obama. The last thing he needs is a “rapper nigger” callin hillary a bitch, and makin McCain handicapped all in the name of his cause. I’d be a little pissed too! They lookin for Barak to slip right now. Check the voter polls. I’m seeing this electorial race turn into an outright attempt @ assasinating Baraks character. Luda is as talent as Barak is savvy, so I know he couldve actually put out a real song that cats wouldve dug, and still drove his point home, no doubt. Its small fries in the grand scheme, but note to the next nigga who wanna support B-to the-izzO’s campaign…..let him sling the mud, becuz the future president is that for a reason. The closer he gets, the more Luda’s and Jesse’s appear. When he makes his inaugruation speech, he should just crack the fuck up, flick off the cameras, and dance away like diddy hollerin “I thought I told you that we won’t stop, I thought I told you that we won’t stop”. Where’s KRSone when you need him! Obama ’08 you suckaz…

    **WestWestYall**

  • John Brown

    “since he publicly acknowledged his appreciation for the Atlanta MC.” – RON

    Actually Ron Luda is from Illionis, you know the same state that Obama is the senator. Well anyways I dont see whats the big deal with this song. I mean is it any different than the commercials that we see on tv. You know the ones which attack both McCain and Obama. Is no different plain and simple. Only difference is that a “HIP-HOP” artist did the song. I actually understand why Obama campaign denounce the song, I understand why Luda made the song but he should had told us why TO VOTE FOR OBAMA (other than him being black).

    ***Maybe Kanye, Lupe or Common could make a song about Obama with more insight on why we should VOTE for Obama. Ok, maybe not Kanye.***

  • Maddolies

    “he”ll fuckin… he’ll fuckin… lay Jesse Jackson’s nuts on the dresser–just the nutsack by itself, and bang them shits with a spiked bat”

    Torture Huh?

    “I’ll fuckin
    I’ll fuckin tie you to a fuckin bedpost
    with your ass cheeks spread out and shit
    Put a hanger on a stove and let that shit sit there for like a half hour
    Take it off and stick it in your ass slow like
    Tssssssss”

  • giantstepp

    A, Ron Mex….good drop Nigga. *stands while clappin* Luda has to absolutely fcuk by the the rules if he is to be in bed with Obama. Aint no 2 ways about it. He’s has to give up some shit to keep the Obama co-sign. Nothing personal, just politics!

    Luda: *direct connect* Yo, my nigga… Remember that one bitch from Cherry Lounge with the Newport 100s box tattoo on her back? I beat that shit the fuck up, dawg! That cot was tight than a mmmmotherfucker too. Looked like it was gonna be wild loose, cuz I heard about who she been wit– *phone slams shut*

    LMAO…you a wild boy Ronny!

  • DETROIT

    ONCE AGAIN, niggas need to study the kwame kilpatrick files. Rappers CAN NOT help politicians win elections, all they can do is hurt their credibility. anyone with half a brain knows that! I really thought of luda as a smart guy, but obviously he’s just smart compared to rappers, not as it relates to the general population. how can someone who’s “yellow wit that purp” help obama win? i think luda was just trying to solidify at least a #2 seed in the SDN tournament!

    hey, but that’s what obama gets for lying about being a ludacris fan! next time he should listen to a nigga’s album before he gives his co-sign!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      obama shoulda went with outkast like wesley clark, right?

    • John Brown

      Ron,

      Detroit makes an excellent point. Is LUDA a lock for a #2 seed? I doubt that he will earn a #2 seed if you put him in the South region (he reps the “A”). But since his birthplace is Illinois you could put him in the weak Mid-West region and make him a #2 seed, maybe a #1 seed.

      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

        it’s possible. again, i’m not sure if the regions will match the artists. we’d be setting ourselves up for some serious controversy… i’m pretty sure we’ll mix it up in that regard.

        wherever luda lands, he could end up a #2 seed though… maybe even steal a #1. he’s had an incredible february, so to speak.

  • Real Talk

    I honestly thought the lines Luda said was funny. Old people are offended by rap records, period, they don’t understand it, so it’s gonna hurt Obama bein affiliated with Luda the way he has. I think if McCain struck up support from Marilyn Manson and than dude went on a Satanic rant or something, the same uptight culture wars conservatives would be sayin the same things.

    I don’t think that’s anything to do with corrupt values just the opposite. I understand where these people like O’Reilly are comin from, just lookin out for kids and what not.

    Would Luda have said somethin like this AFTER the election? Yes, so I think everyone is mad at him for bein real, and bein the artist that he is, he aint no politician. Basically everyones sayin Luda should of had the forsight to be fake cuz of the election instead of makin records that he wants to make.

    This is not bad politics on Ludacris part, it’s bad politics by Obama’s campaign. They used Ludacris to connect to hiphop fans, but there’s also a potential flipside: the affiliation with Ludacris means everything that Ludacris says or does can potentially come back to be affiliated with Barack Obama and thus alienation from non-hiphop heads…. which is exactly what happened. The campaign put themselves in that position, not Ludacris. If I was runnin the campaign I would of struck up some type of deal like “yo Luda, we want your support, but in the future it means you gotta be careful at least until December”. Campaigns gotta have some forsight and coordinate some shit.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      “This is not bad politics on Ludacris part, it’s bad politics by Obama’s campaign. They used Ludacris to connect to hiphop fans, but there’s also a potential flipside: the affiliation with Ludacris means everything that Ludacris says or does can potentially come back to be affiliated with Barack Obama and thus alienation from non-hiphop heads…. which is exactly what happened.”

      …and the church said “amen.”

  • d boy

    fukk xxl fukk sohh.fukk ahh, fukk hiphopdx fukk bill o reilly, fukk fox and anybody else dat got a problem wit wat luda did. truth is he did shit but put yall stupid motherfuckas on sum knowledge. FREEDOM OF SPEECH BITCHES

    • Dub Sac

      truth is he did shit but put yall stupid motherfuckas on sum knowledge.

      The knowledge that Hillary Clinton is a bitch? Man, that was enlightening.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    YO RON, I LOVE LUDA (NOHOMO), BUT HE BEEN ON SOME OL’ HALF ASS WRITING FOR SOME TIME NOW. HE COULD STILL RIP A SECOND ASS IN SOME OF THESE “DOPE BOYS” THAT CLAIMED THEY DO WHAT THEY DO, BUT IT AINT THE SAME ON “TOP OF THE ESCALADE/TAG TEAM OFF THE ROPES” LYRICIST THAT HAD THE WORLD SINGING HIS VERSES 10 YEARS AGO EITHER. DAMN THESE RAPPERS THAT ARE STILL GOOD BUT MAKE HALF ASS SONGS…

  • http://heardonmystoop.wordpress.com Drew Ricketts

    Hilarity.

  • Macdatruest

    all yall niggas is confusing to me. So Fox News can take any song from any source if it mentions Obama and credit that towards Obama’s campaign> Damn nigga is stupider than I thought lol. Its waaay more important issues that McCain should be questioned about his ties to- REAL ISSUES NIGGAS!! shit that matter to the economy, questionable campaign funding, shit that actually makes a difference. But I guess since most of the REAL ISSUES are ABOVE YOU NIGGAS you really trippin of Luda verse, it wasnt a song it was a verse-which would have even been an issue unless Bill O’ Reilly (went looking for dirt, eh I mean)went through his mixtape collection and heard the song. THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS DID FAUX NEWS STOOP TO A NEW LOW? WHO MAKES THE NEWS? WHO MAKES THE CAMPAIGN ISSUES? BILL O’ REILLY HAS AN UNOFFICIAL GOVERNMENT POSITION??? WHY DOES HE GET TO VOICE HIS OPINIONS AND DIG THROUGH THE CRATES FOR VERSES ON A MAJOR “NEWS” OUTLET HE IS A PROPOGANDIST AND HE MAKES NEWS AND DOESNT MAKE NEWS THAT HE DOES WANT LIKE HIS SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES. I JUST WISH BLACK PEOPLE GET OFF THAT SLAVE SHIT AND STOP LETTING PEOPLE SHIT IN A BOWL AND CALL IT NEWS. THEY ATTACKING THIS NIGGA OBAMA OVER LUDA SLICK ASS METAPHORS!!!!!!!!

  • mACDATRUEST

    Note: This is how the fair and balanced (views, I mean)news treats a black presidential runner up) I love Amerikkka!

  • http://www.asdf.com Hey

    Focusing on this ‘issue’ is a complete and total waste of time. You’re doing Barrack a disservice by even discussing this shit.

    BTW, I’m watching “Con Air” right now. Nicolas Cage’s southern accent is right up there with pr0n acting, and that’s not a compliment.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    glad you crossed out “negritude”. we wouldn’t want to sully aime cesaire’s name, would we?

    • Dub Sac

      Post-colonial literature in the house!