Throughout hip-hop’s 30-plus-year history, rappers have been extremely critical of what’s going on in Washington. Immediately following the Civil Rights movement and throughout the Reagan era, rap music documented the devastation in inner-cities across America. By the ‘90s, the hip-hop narrative had broadened to general race relations. And come 2008, hip-hop played a big role in helping get Barack Obama elected president.
Since then, nearly four years have passed, and another election is quickly approaching. That’s why we recently caught up with Atlanta rapper and expert political critic Killer Mike, to get his take on the 2012 presidential race. He hipped us to the relevant back-stories and major political policies of each candidate and even made projections about what’s in store if they get elected.
If you hold hip-hop near and dear to your heart, and plan on using your right to vote come this November, take a walk with us as Killer Mike Breaks Down The 2012 Presidential Candidates. What? You thought we forgot about President’s Day? Not in the slightest...
As told to Julian Pereira (@Broadway_Jay)