Skip to comments.Palin raps White House rapper ("Common" invited by Michelle Obama)
Posted on 05/10/2011 10:14:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin tweeted into the growing controversy over Michelle Obamas decision to invite Chicago rapper Common to a White House arts event for students.
Oh lovely, White House, she said about Commons A Letter to the Law rap-poem, which was transcribed and published in yesterdays Daily Caller. The 2007 rap includes threats to kill police and a call to kill then-President George W. Bush.
Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them
My people on the block got a lot of [Tu]pac in them
Burn a Bush cos for peace
The planned event, titled An Evening of Poetry, may prove especially awkward for the White House, because the President is scheduled to deliver opening remarks at the event, which is to be streamed out via the Internet.
Officials at the First Ladys office in the White House declined to comment.
The rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, who now goes by the name Common, is a long-time booster of Obama. Before the election, he attended events with Obama at Rev. Jeremiah Wrights church in Chicago. Common is considered by his fans to be one of the best poets to emerge from Obamas adopted home town.
Presidential candidate Bill Clinton faced a similar political problem in the spring of 1992, when a rapper, Sister Souljah, sparked a controversy by suggesting that African-Americans should kill white people. If Black people kill Black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people? she said during a Washington Post interview. A few weeks later, Clinton criticized that comment, prompting a rebuke from Rev. Jesse Jackson. The resulting controversy allowed Clinton to distance himself from some activists and successfully position himself a centrist in the presidential election.
Other participants at the Obamas Wednesday event include Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann and Jill Scott. They will read, sing, and showcase the impact of poetry on American culture, said a May 4 White House press release. Students will work with and learn from many of the evenings performers, said the statement.
Dem boy wanna talk [indistinguishable]
Whatcha gon do if ya got one gun?
I sing a song for the hero unsung
with faces on the mural of the revolution
No looking back cos in back is whats done
Tell the preacher, god got more than one son
Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton
I walk like a warrior,
from them I wont run
On the streets, they try to beat us like a drum
In Cincinnati, another brother hung
A guinea wont see the sun
with his family stung
They want us to hold justice
but you handed me none
The same they did to Kobe and Michael Jackson
make them the main attraction
Turn around and attack them
Black gem in the rough
Youre rugged enough
Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch
Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun
I got the black strap to make the cops run
They watching me, Im watching them
Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them
My people on the block got a lot of pok* in them
and when we roll together
we be rocking them to sleep
No time for that, because theres things to be done
Stay true to what I do so the youth dream come
from project building
Seeing a fiend being hung
With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?
Burn a Bush cos for peace he no push no button
Killing over oil and grease
no weapons of destruction
How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one
The governments a g-unit and they might buck young black people
Black people In the urban area one
I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.
My God in heaven, the people in the WH are positively ghetto.
Sometimes, there are people who’s behavior makes me want to puke. Too often, it’s the present occupiers of our White House who have the effect on me.
The only time I recall any rapper being criticized for the violent reprehensible lyrics in rap, was when “M & M” was criticized one year at some music awards show. I think he was up for an award, and some criticized the genre of rap music and Eminem particulary.
But, what was striking was that Eminem is white, in a field in which almost all of the “performers” are black. I think it’s politically incorrect to criticize a black rapper. But it’s okay to criticize rap if you pick on Eminem.
So Michelle Obama is just daring anybody to say anything, knowing that any criticism will be deflected as racism.
Longfellow has nothing on this guy.
You just now realizing that.
If having an Ivy League education includes having an appreciation for this so-called “poetry”, include me out!
And these people are telling us how to live our lives.
Dare to speak to us about values.
Oh well, he has a sharp crease in his trousers, that’s most important.
Considering who is currently squatting in the White House, that is an insult to ghetto dwellers everywhere.
he also was crucified by the gay lobby for the use of the word “faggot” in a song. He ended up performing with Elton John to satisfy the likes of Rachel Maddow and the LBGT community that he was not afraid of homosexuals (homophobe)
They’re definitely ghetto and that needs to be a campaign issue for next year. The Republican candidate can use “Restoring Dignity” as one of the campaign themes and show pictures of the 0bamas in non-presidential attire while on official business. Moochelle getting out of Air Force One with shorts and a tank top and an unbuttoned shirt should be picture #1 in that regard. There are many more examples.
It’s as if the Obama’s have a bet with the Clinton’s - whom can better bring disgrace to the White House.
LOL...Michelle proves that every time she appears in public.
That is what passes for culture in their world
And when he arrives at one of the usual Thug Life destinations, they’ll say he was a misunderstood “genius” who was “turning his life around”.
Common was the emcee of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony last Christmas, too. You can read his bio here:
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