Triple, Triple Zero if You Want Obama's Slot

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The problem with political hip-hop isn't that it's too conspiratorial and too obsessed with Gary Webb-type stories of the CIA and crack cocaine, like this imbecilic (but pretty catchy) Mos Def-Immortal Technique song, but that it is typically slow in responding to interesting issues in the news. The nutty stuff is fine by me, as long as its reasonably topical. But generally speaking, there is little for the hip-hop loving news junkie, few songs that quickly respond to stories one might read in The Politico, save the countless paeans to President-elect Obama. But considering it's Friday and I couldn't resist this terrific track by Firedoglake's Spencer Ackerman (and his mysterious co-M.C., Vitamin), I present "Dey Know (Blago)," the first hip-hop song to deal with scandal enveloping Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

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  1. My name is Blagojavic, mny dick came to destroy a bitch

  2. his mysterious co-M.C., Vitamin

    His co-M.C. is Colleen Fitzpatrick?

  3. Awesome, Epi. So full of obscure win.

  4. The “Bush knocked down the towers” refrain in “Bin Laden” isn’t meant to be taken literally, FYI.

  5. I bid all of . . . (checks account) . . . 178.35 for Obama’s seat!

  6. The times, they are a’ changin’ back.

  7. there is little for the hip-hop loving news junkie

    As it should be. Maybe because crappy music with unintelligible lyrics doesn’t go well with poorly edited video? Then again, perhaps they’re a match made in hell.

  8. I resent your position . on hip hop loving news junkies. Ahem. I are one! I once believed as you but it turns out women like hip hop dance songs therefore a period of natrual selection took place and forced my hand. Sorry.

  9. I appreciate the props, NutraSweet, but I wonder if only you appreciated it.

  10. women like hip hop dance songs

    There’s a special ring of hell reserved for you and them, Naga.
    Don’t worry, it’s not too hot, and they serve Zima!

  11. Epi,

    An audience of one is perfectly sufficient if it’s the right person. I spend much of my day making my wife laugh to plaster over the huge cracks threatening to destroy our marriage.

  12. Zima? Why you son of a . . . zima? For real? Never even tried one and yet at their mention my mouth is watering . . . curious. Well as long as the chicks are coming with me to hell, I guess it would be tolerable. Will Jessica Alba be there?

  13. I spend much of my day making my wife laugh to plaster over the huge cracks threatening to destroy our marriage.

    Maybe if you fucked her once in a while instead of raping the dog, you could work it out. I dare you to take Rex to the vet and try and explain the rectal tearing. Double dare.

  14. WE DON’T HAVE A DOG, RETART!

  15. Don’t be silly, Naga drinks Cisco, not Zima.

  16. Dog, sheep, whatever. It’s all the same to you, right? My point still stands.

    I have an idea: get her and yourself drunk and have her bark/baa/chirp/whatever. That should get you going.

  17. Everyone always says that I’m one of the smartest commenters on this board, unlike you!

  18. Dead birds sing no tales, man. GWTP.

  19. SugarFree,

    You have to have more than one spelling error in your post to use CO’s line of “RETART”.

    Episiarch,

    WHOA!!! I just read the whole damn thing and I’m ordering a case! Psychotic fits? Raging naked bum behavior? AWESOME overload!

  20. You have to have more than one spelling error in your post to use CO’s line of “RETART”.

    Curse your oily bartender hide!

  21. You might want to check some of the other “wines” there, Naga. Thunderbird, dude. Thunderbird.

    Everyone always says that I’m one of the smartest commenters on this board, unlike you!

    Dude, I so pwned you. Where’s my gorilla suit?

  22. IT’S MY GORILLA SUIT, NOW.

  23. Oily? Careful SugarFree, I’m part amigo!

  24. A friend on mine thought it be funny to drink bum wine at a party in high school. Had a 1/5 of Thunderbird, and maybe a 1/3 of 20/20 before he started vomiting. He made a noise while vomiting that was just amazing. Not just a “not-human” noise, but rather a “non-organic being” noise. I described it at the time as “Two rusted out VW camper vans trying to fuck each other to death.”

  25. Naga,

    I’m part amigo!

    You’re only part “friend”? Semi-friendly? Huh?

    It was Montgomery Burns line, you whippersnapper.

  26. John Cocktosen | December 12, 2008, 2:24pm | #
    IT’S MY GORILLA SUIT, NOW.

    God I love Fletch.

    “He’s 6’5, 6’9 with the afro…”

  27. For nutjob stuff that’s topical, you can’t beat Hit & Run.

  28. John Cocktosen. Gorilla suit. VM, is that you?

    Fletch was awesome on so many levels. For that and a few other things, I forgive Chevy’s total dickitude.

  29. I use amigo as a catch all term for hispanics. I’m not down with the hip cool lingo for amigos so I just came up with my own. It’s apparently catching on . . . like a virus . . . someone I didn’t even know used it a few months back. I’m a trendsetter.

  30. Oh god. Epi . . . did you watch his talk show? Please tell me you never saw even one episode of it before it was cancelled.

  31. No, Naga, never saw it. Fletch and Caddyshack are his only good work, really.

    Chief Karlin: Officers, could you excuse us for a few moments?

    Fletch: Yeah, why don’t you guys go down to the gym and pump each other.

  32. Chevy gave us Vacation, Fletch, and a great turn in Caddyshack. For that, I forgive him the talk show. And many, many, many other abominations against God and man.

  33. Teenager: Are you a cop?
    Fletch: As far as you know.
    Teenager: Are you gonna take me to jail for car theft?
    Fletch: Why? Did you steal the car?
    Teenager: I sure did.
    Fletch: Well, I’m not even sure that’s a crime anymore. There’ve been a lot of changes in the law.

  34. And the classic. . . .

    Madeline: I’m sorry, who are you again?
    Fletch: I’m Frieda’s boss.
    Madeline: Who’s Frieda?
    Fletch: My secretary.

  35. Naga,

    Ah. German-Irish here. Epi’s half-unicorn.

    But I don’t hate; I adhere to the strict rule: “It’s all pink inside.”

  36. Naga,

    I’m part amigo!

    And I’m half Sicilian. No cred there. It’s been done.
    We must band together and rally against our common enemy, the Chinese!

  37. Fletch: I’m John.
    Gail Stanwyk: Ohhhh, John.
    [they laugh]
    Gail Stanwyk: John who?
    Fletch: John Cock. . .tos. . .ton.
    Gail Stanwyk: That’s a beautiful name.
    Fletch: Well, it’s Scotch/Romanian.
    Gail Stanwyk: That’s an odd combination.
    Fletch: Yeah, well, so were my parents.

  38. Everyone always says that I’m one of the smartest commenters on this board, unlike you!

    Isn’t that…like.. somebody else’s catch phrase?

  39. SugarFree,

    Wise rule indeed. Epi seems like a guido to me.

    “Hook up with that black chick at the party I was to afraid to hook up with when I was young. Do it for us both.”

  40. ed,

    Our common enemy is fewer than these Chinese people you keep talking about. Where are they from anyway? Eastern Europe or somethin? Just whoever is trying to push for the damn auto bailout.

  41. Shut up, SIV! My mom told me I was the most handsome boy in school!

  42. SugarFree,

    Is your mother blind? Not calling you an ugo but full disclosure is appreciated.

  43. Epi’s half-unicorn

    And half-wyvern and half-umber hulk.

    Shut up, SIV! My mom told me I was the most handsome boy in school!

    If I send you a signed picture will you stop?

  44. Epi seems like a guido to me.

    Only partially, Naga. Only partially.

  45. “The “Bush knocked down the towers” refrain in “Bin Laden” isn’t meant to be taken literally, FYI.”

    um, yeah it is.

    immortal technique is big on the 9/11 truth thing.

  46. Isn’t that…like.. somebody else’s catch phrase?

    Hilarious.

  47. how can you tell if the H&R posters respect you and value you’re opinions?

    for example, I, kleinfan92, must certainly appear to be what I am not through the context clues left in my idiotic posts, no?

    Anyone care to conjecture?

  48. My lord, my typing is rife with errors today. Must’ve taken the stupid pill this morning. (or forgotten to take the smart one)

  49. Epi is the funniest commenter on these here boards, so he probably is the smartest.

  50. Naga:
    Just whoever is trying to push for the damn auto bailout?

    I’m thinking Croats, Serbs and Poles…who runs the UAW these days?
    Are they still knuckle-walkers, or have they evolved since I last looked?

  51. Epi is the funniest commenter on these here boards, so he probably is the smartest.

    In your face, NutraSweet!

  52. [cough]sockpuppet[cough]

  53. As an aside, I’d like to place on the record my observation that H&R seems unusually civilized today, and that I pay my respects to the late joe’s family, as he must have died, or been assasinated, or maybe he’s just working instead of jerking off here on his employer’s dime.
    That is all.

  54. You know, Nick and Blago are never seen in the same room at the same time.

    Proof of that at Instapundit currently.

  55. Prove it, NutraSweet.

  56. I’m not going to do your research for you!

  57. TWC,

    They are just both the spawn of Brian Wilson.

  58. Funny as in amusing or, you know, in that way.

  59. Funny as in amusing or, you know, in that way.

    I hadn’t pegged you as a homophobe, ProL. But then again, your notorious hatred of Ernie and Bert makes sense now.

  60. Homophobe? I didn’t voice an opinion. I just was polling the audience for a clarification.

  61. TWC – put either one in dark glasses, hand them a guitar, and you won’t have to wait long for the band to strike up “Only the Lonely.”

  62. I am not Epi”s sockpuppet – it’s me, Stubby. And I mean funny amusing – smart funny. There are a lot of very smart funny commenters on this board, but Ep’s the smartest funniest.

  63. Stay frosty, Blag

  64. They are just both the spawn of Brian Wilson.

    Sugarfree,
    I’ve seen pictures of TWC and I can tell you that he too is a dead ringer for Brian Wilson.
    It is likely that it was paternal pride that prompted him to link to the pictures of Nick and Blago.

  65. as one friend, a black muslim interviewed on CNN about muslim perspectives post 9/11, when questioned on ‘70% of African-American muslims believe the USA was behind the 9/11 attacks’ – said: “Look, I don’t believe that myself, I think the FBI statement that 19 arabs carried out the attacks is largely the case. But if you think it is strange that people who were systematically disenfranchised by the US government, and slavery only ended a few decades ago, who’ve only experienced that state power as oppressive and who have been the victims of conspiracies themselves (dawud: think of the Tuskegee experiment, where blacks with syphilis were denied treatment) – that they distrust state power when it asserts, without evidence or argument, about those responsible for the 9/11 attacks, seems natural.”

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