Barack Obama: Secret b-boy pioneer?

I would suggest that Barack Obama’s handlers work on tightening up his talking points re: rap music, but the truth of the matter is that probably wouldn’t make much of a difference.

There’s probably hardly anyone who’s gonna stop supporting him just because he bullshits about whether or not he listens to rap music. In fact, there’s probably hardly anyone who even gets that he bullshits about whether or not he listens to rap music.

It should have been obvious earlier this year, when someone asked the senator what he thinks about rap music, and his response was literally word for word the same line Oprah Winfrey uses when someone asks her what she thinks about rap music.

And this almost certainly couldn’t have been a coincidence, since this was right around the same time when Oprah endorsed Obama, and also around the same time when she was flapping her yap re: the offensive nature of hip-hop.

No, obviously, she pulled him aside and explained to him what his opinion was about hip-hop – similar to how people used to Bill Clinton aside and explain to him what his agenda was. Bill Hicks once famously joked that Clinton must have been taken into a dark room and shown footage of the JFK assassination from a different angle than the Zapruder film.

Or was that supposed to be a joke? Often it was difficult to tell with him. (’90s babies and other assorted cultural illiterates, you might want to conduct some research.)

Anyhoo, I don’t recall that being much of an issue at the time with anyone other than myself. But Obama’s handlers probably figured they’d better play it safe. Maybe they even read my posts on the matter. So they told the senator to start saying he’s got songs by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Ludacris on his iPod. Then they found a journalist who was with the program – Jeff Chang, over at Vibe – to ask him, again, whether or not he listens to rap music.

Which, as it turns out, probably wasn’t the best move for them, since, like I said, no one gave a shit anyway. And then Ludacris came out with that song in which he calls Hillary Clinton a bitch, and suggests that the only chair John McCain should sit in is a wheel chair.

You could see the results of this in the interview Obama did with Sway, the mush mouth token black guy over at MTV. Sway asked him whether or not he listens to rap music, and it looked, for a second, like Obama was about to admit that he never has. But then you could almost see the light go off in his head (or was he wearing some sort of earpiece?) when he was reminded that he’s got songs by Jay-Z and Kanye West in this iPod he supposedly has.

It makes you wonder a couple of things. First of all, was there some sort of meeting held in order to determine whether a new third rapper should be elected to the place in Obama’s iPod vacated by Ludacris (as if an iPod is only capable of holding songs by three artists as a time)? Also, was there someone on Obama’s staff in charge of going and erasing any songs by Ludacris from his iPod, or at least transferring them to a separate folder on his computer until he takes office, in case anyone checks to see if they’re still on there.

I’m assuming they at least made sure there’s an actual iPod, similar to how John McCain really does have a pen that he carries around in his pocket, as he mentioned in the debate the other day. But they might want to have someone check to see if Ludacris has been sufficiently thrown under a bus. Otherwise, some haX0r might get in there and find out he’s got that song “Youse a Ho,” and the infamous uncut video for “Pussy Poppin’.” If they could get into Sarah Palin’s email and find Bristol’s cell, how hard can it be to get into Obama’s iTunes?

One thing I did notice, which I’m pretty sure is new, is that, right before it occurred to him the contents of his iPod, he mentioned that, while he hasn’t been able to keep up with hip-hop, he was there at the very beginning. Which has got me wondering if, by that, he really does mean he was there at the very beginning. As I recall, from having read up on him earlier this year, he was in New York from the late ’70s to the mid ’80s. And we know he used to do a little blow, when he could afford it. (Tell me about it, bro.) Hmm…

Don’t let me find out this nigga was doing rails with Kool Herc in the basement over at 1520 Sedgwick. Maybe that’s the reason he’s constantly trying to duck his association with hip-hop – he’s afraid some photographic evidence might surface. If it is, someone might want to alert the movement’s that’s trying to avoid having that building turned into high price condos. I know they’ve been trying to convince the city that it’s an historic landmark. What’s more historic than Barack Obama staggering about with a huge, Neil Young-size coke booger while Kool Herc cuts up Bob James records in the background?

Some of these early hip-hop photographers might wanna check their archives.

  • EReal

    Wow.

  • og bobby j

    that shit was funny…
    “What’s more historic than Barack Obama staggering about with a huge, Neil Young-size coke booger while Kool Herc cuts up Bob James records in the background?”

    Had me rollin…

    tell me why mccain crushed the debate…i thought osama was the speaker….

  • Neven

    he must have Jay Z 99 problems in his Ipod….. Obama is staying away form Hip Hop cause mixed singles it gives out to the nation. The mass majority of the voters are not concerned about what music he listens to the media is just trying to find a gimmick they can hold against him so McLame can run with it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thissathekid the-K.I.D

    “It makes you wonder a couple of things. First of all, was there some sort of meeting held in order to determine whether a new third rapper should be elected to the place in Obama’s iPod vacated by Ludacris (as if an iPod is only capable of holding songs by three artists as a time)? Also, was there someone on Obama’s staff in charge of going and erasing any songs by Ludacris from his iPod, or at least transferring them to a separate folder on his computer until he takes office, in case anyone checks to see if they’re still on there.”

    bol at his best

  • http://www.myspace.com/chronikill ROX ONE

    i thought the idea of changing the layout was to make it better…who’s the idiot who decided it should be in all caps?!?!?!?!

  • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

    the way i see it, obama’s whole campaign strategy has been to try to piss ppl off as little as possible and it’s worked! Whatever the media hates on him for, he gets rid of. Pastor Who?

    But with hip hop, the potential voters are either all for or all against it. So he has to like it enough to convince the youngn’s that he’s not an asshole, while assuring the older boring motherfuckers that he’s not a crazy kneegrow who likes guns.

    So which will it be mr. obama: boring, or crazy? hahaha

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  • amar

    obama’s whole campaign strategy has been to piss ppl off as little as possible. Pastor Who?

    But with hip hop, the potential voters are either all for or all against it. So he has to like it enough to convince the youngn’s that he’s not an asshole, while assuring the older boring motherfuckers that he’s not a crazy kneegrow who likes guns.

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  • amar

    er…sorry for accidental spam there

  • niggaplease

    Epic drop. You’ve redeemed yourself.

    For one week.

  • geico lizard

    you are right about clinton he wasnt as great as people think he was for blacks he just looks good compared to bush messing up everything. og bobby must like what bush has done with the war and the economy if he likes mccain and his performance at the debate because mccain is more of the same. you are at a hip hop website trashing obama and praising mccain so if whites like you get in the voting booth and refuse to vote for the best candidate because he is black then obama will lose. you like our music and watching us play sports but you dont want us to have any real power.

    • Og bobby j

      the problem isnt with his skin color…but if it was, why would that matter. 90% of the people on here do no research and know shit about the platform of the candidates, but they will vote for the black guy becuase he is black. But im sure thats cool…..

      I would support a black, chinese or cunt candidate if I thought they had the platform and backbone to run the country. I do not like Obama becuase I think he is full of shit. He has iller swagger and charisma…but I aint fucking with his extensive liberal stance on almost every issue.

      You may not like the republican candidates, but I bet you would me more objective if one candidate wasnt half black.

      “you like our music and watching us play sports ” Thats a racial statement in and of itself. I am as close to the music as you…neither of us were there when it was “created”….so why is it yours? Because it started in a predominatly black community? Well, using your logic, it was heard and distributed via white owned radio companies and record labels….so whose is it then?

      All I am saying is that in my opinion, Mccain had a better performance at the debate….not because Obama is black, but becuase he speakis in generalizations and hypotheticals….with no factual substance or past expiriences….

      • styles11

        My man Oj bobby j aint no one sees the truth between the lines like this dude on this blog man lets get serious people voting for this nigga to make history are fuckin gonna regret it. Osama and his pals are sittin in a cave getting ready for one heck of a party if obama wins the guys not even half of what america needs McCaine aint the type to sit and let haters attack the states Obama is the guy thinks about the people in the wrong way and hes using The “I’m Black” theme to its max whilst the rest of you niggas eat it up and vote for the nigga because of it yall lames and better start seeing things for what they are if your all thinkin about money before your own saftey your gonna wish you never voted for the rest of your lives

      • iliveonce

        Og Bobby J

        i find it ironic. that you would support McCain, McLame (the new improved version of George W bush). But you it does not shock me that your racist tendencies will come out. i research a lot and i will prove to you if you research and don’t racist ways get the best of you.

        1)Black people have created mostly everything (art related, science related) that you experience.

        2) Dr Leakey discovered the oldest skeletons in Africa. Mount Kilamanjaro to be exact. All races would come from this fact. Research it

        3) Everyone says Barack is black even though he is “mixed because”. Black genes are dominate over European genes.

        Not saying we are superior. but the genes are dominant.

        4) when an individual or race is insecure of a fact; it will if it fears being wiped out from (thoughts from it’s own insecure mind). Seek to kill other enslave, rob, steal arts, from other people

        5)chuck berry existed prior to Elvis Presley. Elvis learned from chuck berry

        6) Rock (started with black people) ( rock is struggle music; we created through struggle in an oppressed socoety

        7) Hiphop (started in the poor inner cities) again whites copy

        8) Cowboys were originally black….. research it

        9) when some one is happy with them selves they love to see others happy……You envy me!!

        10) If the tables were turend you could never sustain and be creative at the same time like how us black folk doit…. that’s that soul you lack!! soul is not just sound it’s how you are… you’re integrity in tough times

        11) in 1948 the UN helped the jews after the holocaust.

        12) we never got help but we still shine!!!! we black people are the originators,creators we are strong.

        13) i love eminem. When i spoke to him he acknowledge it

        14) Eminem is the #1 rapper right now he is!!

        15) Will smith is the #1 actor he is!!

        16) we created you copy, put a spin on it and try to sell it.

        17) we keep innovating

  • Moi

    (or was he wearing some sort of earpiece?)–

    Don’t let me find out this nigga was doing rails with Kool Herc in the basement over at 1520 Sedgwick
    ^^^
    LOL all over. you must have loved writing this one.

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

    that was one hell of a money shot.

  • http://bellasbiz.wordpress.com bella

    this is classic material…i actually believe you by the way…

    pamoja!!!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    He better just tell everyone he has a little George Clinton, Zapp, S.O.S. Band and Chic in his Ipod. That’s a safer route than anything hip-hop unless he says he has Run DMC w/Aerosmith “Walk this Way”. I mean induction into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame and all. Shit, the only modern shit he could probably get away with is some fuckin Soulja Boy bullshit. They play some of his shit at hockey games……damnit!! You know he says “Enter the 36 Chambers” by Wu Tang is his favorite cd of all time (Geraldine Ferraro references included) we’re all fucked!!!!

  • yoprince

    good one bol.

    i swear if the phrase “it’s bigger than hip-hop” ever applied…….

  • http://www.otrfan.com concerned hater

    if your on again off again tirades do one thing and that thing is to turn kids on to Bill Hicks you have done your job for this month!