The presidential campaign is getting ugly. And, no, we’re not even referring to the new ad from Republican Senator John McCain wherein he claims Democratic rival Barack Obama went to the gym instead of visiting troops.
Nope, we’re talking about a new freestyle from Ludacris over Young Buck’s “Get Buck” called “Politics (Obama Is Here),” in which the “Get Back” MC gives props to the freshman Illinois senator while throwing dirt on his rivals and, of course, giving himself a bit of shine as well.
Unlike Will.I.Am’s uplifting Obama anthem from earlier this year, “Yes We Can” — which featured rousing quotes from the senator’s speeches recited by a bevy of stars — Luda takes it to the streets.
In his grimier take, the Atlanta rapper — who has actually broken bread with Obama — first carves out a minute to big-up himself (and his Bentley), then gets down to business.
“Never should have hated, you never should have doubted him/ With a slot in the president’s iPod, Obama shouted him/ Said I handle my biz and I’m one of his favorite rappers/ Well, give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer/ Better yet, put me in office, make me your vice president/ Hillary hated on you, so that b—- is irrelevant.”
The two-minute track also blasts Reverend Jesse Jackson for his recent controversial remarks about Obama (“Now Jesse talkin’ slick and apologizin’ for what?/ If you said it then you meant it”), McCain (“McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed”) and President Bush (“Yeah I said it, ‘cuz Bush is mentally handicapped/ Ball up all of his speeches and throw ‘em just like candy wraps/ ‘Cuz what you talkin’ I hear nothin’ even relevant/ And you the worst of all 43 presidents”).
To top it off, self-designated pollster Luda all but guarantees that Obama will win in November: “All you other politicians tryin’ to hate on my man/ Watch us win majority vote in every state of my man/ You can’t stop what’s ’bout to happen/ We ’bout to make history, the first black president is destined and it’s meant to be.”
And while the freestyle won’t likely win him a spot on the dais at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, Luda does end the rhyme with an uplifting, get-out-the-vote message: “Get out and vote or the end will be near/ The world is ready for change ‘cuz Obama is here!”
So, tell us: Which Obama song do you prefer?