Up-And-Coming Rapper Mekka Don Describes Scene In D.C., “It Was Pandemonium”
With Barack Obama officially getting sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States minutes ago in Washington, D.C., XXLmag.com caught up with start up Ohio rapper Mekka Don, who was on the scene in the capital city all weekend long, to get details on what went down.
Mekka – who recently released a digital EP all about the country’s new chief executive – said the scene on the lawn of the National Mall was “unbelievable.” “People were crying, hugging, screaming uncontrollably, little kids screaming – I’m not even sure if they know why but they were. It was pandemonium,” he recounted.
“People were talking to people they didn’t know,” MD added. “It was kind of like Woodstock, I don’t want to diminish the importance but you have everyone there and they’re all there for the same reason so you see people they don’t need to know each other to feel that sense of unity, [that] sense of accomplishment.
Mekka saw the festivities as a perfect opportunity to promote his debut EP, All Eyes On Me. The concept disc finds the MC tackling all things Obama over beats inspired by Tupac’s album of the same name, crafted by partner and mixtape staple Mick Boogie. “I really want to get it out to the people out here,” he said. “It’s an obvious sell.
Breaking down the significance of the inauguration, Mekka Don said this was day that would undeniably make it into the history books. “There are very few things in your life that you’ll go through that you can say at that time I know for sure 100 years from now this will be discussed, 1,000 years from now.”
All Eyes On Me can be downloaded for free on the rapper’s blog here.– Elan Mancini