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Lighten Up: Rappers — They're Just Like Republicans! Right?

Lighten Up: Rappers — They're Just Like Republicans! Right?

Who loves Hummers? Rappers and Republicans apparently! After Rep. Virgil Goode took to his Fourth of July parade a gassy Hummer perhaps cementing his pimpness, The Daily Show took note and cooked up this game "Republican or Rapper?"

How are they alike? A love of money and guns (and some dicier reasons) according to the clip, but then this little parallel I uncovered: A prominent place on court dockets:

Rapper DMX (yep, the same one who recently learned a very important fact about the election) just pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and then plugged his upcoming album, in rap-form. Brilliant!

To see the rest of the Rapper/Republican trifecta,


Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Stevens is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court tomorrow on seven felony charges, including taking $250,000 in unreported gifts. Maybe DMX trumps though — he's also facing animal cruelty charges?

Then to complete the Rapper/Republican trifecta, the ultimate combo: Bill O'Reilly just branded Nas a "vile rapper." Who do you know better? Republicans or rappers? Is there a commonality? Perhaps we're all just mavericks deep down, and that's how we roll?

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Sugasuga29 Sugasuga29 8 years
I'm really surprised that there are women out there who "loooooove rap/hip-hop". How is it possible, when we all hear how degrading to women the lyrics are? And since rappers love to "represent"--talking about being from the "ghetto"--these areas are statistically higher crime areas, so it only seems logical that there would be more instances of criminal records among them. Just by sheer odds. But I really am disappointed to hear that there are women out there who are okay with lyrics that objectify us and label us as disposable and lesser than males.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
This was fabulous!! I love the fact that just by the questions, you have absolutely no idea whose who!! Exciting to me for some reason!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
Rapper should stay out of the whole political front. They say all the wrong things most of the time. A lot of them are an embarrassment now when it comes to Obama. Some are worse than Rev Wright, who wouldn't just shut up. They mess up Baracks chances of winning to a degree.
Fo-show317771 Fo-show317771 8 years
Hey little Lilkimbo Did you know that you have a long-lost sister..... rapper Lil Kim?
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
Good point about celebs and jail, zeze. Btw, I think this post is hysterical...
zeze zeze 8 years
Michelin, I understand your point, but like I said, I believe it is gullible to believe the people are what they sing about. This is Hollywood - no one is what they portray and we all should know better and if we don't we are either too gullible or too quick to believe racist stereotypes.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Zeze, I don't think it's necessarily racism when people view rappers as criminals but don't think of pop stars this way. You said "The only differences I see is one group is young black males (some female) and the other is young white females (some males)". Is that really the only difference you can see? The subject matter of most popular rap is gang life, guns, murders, drugs, prostitution and PRISON. The subject matter of most pop music is boys, dancing, and sex. Can you honestly not understand why somebody (even a non-racist) might get the impression that most rappers are criminals? (Disclaimer: I listen to a lot of rap that doesn't have those things as the subject matter, but that is the majority of popular rap.)
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
lilkimbo, Sorry if you feel I was talking down to you or being disrespectful. It certainly wasn't my intention. Just pointing out how there are baddies in every group, not that the politicians out number the rappers or vice versa
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Interesting observation about being a black member of the GOP, pinky. I remember reading a pretty lengthy article when I was in college about how African Americans and the GOP actually share a lot of values, but they are so accustomed to voting for Democrats that it is extremely difficult to get them to change their minds. (Obviously there are exceptions.) The article went on to say that this basically allows politicians from both parties to ignore the needs of the African American community as a whole because Democrats know they will be getting their votes and Republicans know they won't.
stephley stephley 8 years
Bella - I thought the game was very funny and I'm really loving young Wyatt!
pinky23 pinky23 8 years
This clip was truly amazing. I'm a hot-and-cold fan of rap music (lately I can only use it as background noise while I'm on the elliptical), but I find that it is interesting that although rappers and Republicans share some fundamental values, there are very few publicly vocal Republican rappers (other than Eazy-E, I'm at a loss for examples). Perhaps because of the social stigma attached with being a black member of the GOP.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Who's being racist? Good lord. Violence is never the answer, no matter how pissed you are or what color you are. Sheesh.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm pretty sure Citizen knew it was a joke, which is why it's a "Lighten Up" entry.
gitsie123 gitsie123 8 years
I can't believe citizensugar took this seriously enough to post this on here. Obviously it was a joke... zeze- I have noticed so underlying racism in this post as well
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Believe me, I know the incidents that have existed. I am so tired of feeling like I'm being talked down to. I remember when we used to respect each other on Citizen.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
And I wasn't saying that there are no bad apples in politics by any means. I also wasn't saying there were never incidents of picking of prostitutes/drunk driving/etc. I specifically said most for a reason.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Exactly, I just don't think the number of bad apples in politicians as a group outnumbers the number of bad apples in rappers as a group.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I know there have been incidents of DUI's and picking up prostitutes and stuff like that. But I think that is high up the ladder like governers and congress men. I mean, wasn't Ted Kennedy driving drunk when he killed that person? And wasn't it a republican congressman who sent sex texts to the underaged (male) page? As GS said, they aren't all peaches either. There are always going to bad apples in every group.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I doubt more politicians have committed illegal acts than rappers, but I guess part of that is because I know a lot of people involved in politics and the vast majority of them are good people who are doing what they believe is best. The worst criminal act most of them have committed is driving over the speed limit.
geebers geebers 8 years
I found this hilarious- saw it on daily show and was WAITING for it to be posted on citizen.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
lilkimbo, That's true. But I think if we really digged, many politicians, both dems and reps, probably have some criminal behavior in their past. They just haven't been incarcerated because they are so powerful. I'm sure there is a lot of abuse of power or bending the law for their own nefarious gains. Or perhaps I just don't trust politicians.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
kastarte2--I never thought about it as such. But thanks for new perspective. Interesting.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
BTW tiff58 Hanging a noose from a tree because a black man had the audacity to sit under it isn't a nonviolent act. It is a terrorist act. The authorities did not react properly and so these young men took the matter into there own hands. I don't agree with violence but I understand why they did it. ter·ror·ism /ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/ [ter-uh-riz-uhm] 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes. 2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. 3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
It's not like all (or even most) Republicans have been in jail, either!
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