If you’ve been waiting for someone in hip-hop to pen a track that captures the frustration that many feel about the outrageous presidency of Donald Trump, wait no longer.
Last night, during BET’s Hip Hop Awards, a pre-recorded video of Eminem freestyling acapella was aired. And in it? Em really stirs Trump’s covfefe.
It’s Eminem, so of course there are all kinds of four-letter words. It’s worth watching, so click above, but here’s an excerpt:”But we better give Obama props/ Cause what we’ve got in office now’s/ A kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust.”
“But we better give Obama props/ Cause what we’ve got in office now’s/ A kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust.” Then, an enraged Em adds that Trump will “fly around in the air until the bombing stops.”
This clip immediately took me back to October 2004, when Eminem released “MOSH,” a video designed to rally young voters to head off a second term for George W. Bush. It was literally an animated and chilling indictment of Bush’s first term, that I still think could have swung the election had it been released more than a week before the election:
See what an angry and FOCUSED Eminem can do? I think this Trump freestyle is on point. But you can tell how angry Em is — he seems so mad he can barely put his rhymes together. But maybe that’s the point. Em recorded this just a day or so after POTUS45 spooked a planet with his cryptic “calm before the storm” remark. I was pretty mad too. Trump has that effect on some people.
Still, I’ll put my bid in: Em, take your time and put some lyrics down like you did with “MOSH.” But don’t wait until 2020. In fact, this time next year would be great, before the 2018 midterm.
Assuming that nuclear holocaust hasn’t happened by then, that is . . ..