There is often reason to cringe when white politicians make clumsy attempts at minority outreach. But rarely has the cringe been taken to this level.
A new ad from the Biden campaign, titled “Ultimate Rap League GOTV Battle Rap,” begins with two black men meeting on a basketball court in the inner city before launching into a political debate in the form of freestyle battle raps. The lyrics aren’t great but that’s no knock on the rappers. It can’t be easy to turn Joe Biden’s policy proposals into compelling rap lyrics. Joe Biden’s policy proposals don’t even make for compelling policy proposals.
Here’s a brief sample:
We always telling each other to stay woke/That’s why this time we gotta use our voice and you have to vote/The facts should show Biden has a plan for African Americans/We not dealing with no average Joe… You see I did my research/Biden and Harris planning to put 70 billion to the HBCU… Biden