This’ll be the realest shit I never post. Shit that’s a lie but anyway, please rise for the anthem of the Democratic National Convention and Barack Obama’s apparently imminent inauguration. Join us in singing along the chorus with Young Jeezy:
“My president is black, my Lambo’s blue
And I be goddamn if my rims ain’t too
My momma ain’t at home and daddy still in jail
Tryna make a plate, anybody seen the scale?
My president is black, my Lambo’s blue
And I be goddamn if my rims ain’t too
My money’s light green and my Jordan’s light grey
And they love to see white, now how much you tryna pay?”
Oh ok…I’m sure that’s paid for by Obama’s campaign. Umm that should help a lot. Well maybe he’s just being a clown, let’s look at some of the verses right quick:
“Me I see great white, heavy as killer whales
I cannot believe this, who knew it came in bales?
Who knew it came with jail? Who knew it came with prison?”
I don’t know, probably 99% of the American population knows that dealing crack cocaine can probably land you in prison at least for the night. And what the hell does this have to do with Obama and a black president? Let’s check back in with Mr. Jenkins:
“Bush robbed all us, would that make him a criminal?
And then he cheated in Florida would that make him a Seminole?”
Ok I guess he’s at least talking about a political figure now. The references is a little (8 goddamn years!) old I suppose, and I have no idea why he would be a Seminole because he cheated in Florida. The rest of the first verse has some nonsense about sending an email to Jesus and Moses, while CC-ing Allah, but maybe The Snowman will get it together in the second verse:
“Woke up this morning, headache THIS BIG!
Pay all these damn bills, feed all these damn kids
Buy all these school shoes, buy all these school clothes
For some strange reason my son addicted to polos”
He’s somewhat on the right track now, talking about the recession and how all the bills are adding up. But is it necessary to hate on your kids? And isn’t he basically saying his son is a bitch for liking polo shirts? Maybe he’s got a little Kanye in him? Ok Jeezy, I got faith in you, finish this off strong:
“Obama for mankind,
We ready for a damn change so y’all let the man shine
Stuntin’ on Martin Luther cause I’m feelin’ just like a King
Guess this is what he meant when he said that he had a dream”
YES! The man the song is titled after is finally mentioned! But then Young Jizzle KIND OF shoots himself in the foot claiming to be “stuntin’ like Martin Luther.” Seriously what the fuck are you talking about? Ok fine Jeezy’s strength is not politically aware lyrics. But you know Mr. Militant himself, Nas, has this locked right? RIGHT???:
“My president is black, Rolls – golden charms,
22” rims like Hulk Hogan’s arms”
Alright what the fuck? Seriously what the hell are these 2 guys doing? Goddamn you, 8 lines into the verse and you’re talking about this shit? I know you have a new wave of fans from appearing on the Colbert Report and picketing against Fox News (you know who you are…how’s CC Sabathia?), but shame on you Nas. Ok close it out strong:
“My black president, yeah, Obama for real
They gotta put your face on the $5,000 bill”
Oh yeah that’s realistic. Hey dude you got change for $5 G’s? I really want this 25 cent pack of gum. Come on dude this is legal tender.
Thanks guys, I’m sure Barack is proud and you just swung the election in his direction. In the outro, Jeezy goes on to mention other prominent Black Americans such as Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Sidney Poitier, and of course…himself:
“I’m important too though!
I was the first nigga to ride through my hood in a Lamborghini”
Let’s get this straight though, I’m not a hater (Hi!). Pretty much anything Young Jeezy puts out, I like on some level and this song is no exception considering I’ve listened to it maybe 50 times in the last week. While the message behind this makes absolutely no sense and pretty much HURTS Obama, the entertainment value is higher than Lil’ Wayne in the recording studio. Now let’s just hope this song doesn’t become McCain’s incredibly ironic inauguration anthem.