First it was Kanye West – one of rap’s most consistently creative (and yes, unbalancee) figures. , endorsing Trump three years ago.
Then it was Ice Cube – formerly of NWA, and more famous as an actor these days – not so much “endorsing Trump” as asking blacks what the Democrats have done for them lately, and getting a lot of “because shut up” from white progressives as an answer.
And now, Fifty Cent- who realized that under the BIden tax plan he’d just be Thirty Cent:
While I remain resolutely apathetic about celebrities’ political opinions, let’s look below the surface. Say what you will about rap , but at a time in the election season when celebs are supposed to be threatening to move to France, you’ve got three incredibly successful black men, actively telling their own community that the party that has considered their votes their property for two generations, doesn’t deserve ’em.
So what? Other than a lot of adenoidal progressive white and academic black critics saying Cube, Kanye and Fifty Cent were never all that good anyway, , I mean?
I’m wondering if part of the reason Biden – who, the media polls tell us, has an eleventy-teen digit lead over Trump in Minnesota – is spending to much money in an ostensibly safe state is the Democrats are worried about the black vote slipping away?
Remember – it’s been estimated that if the Dems’ take of the black vote ever drops below 80%, they are sunk nationwide. Not the whole black vote; one in five.
Is that in striking distance?
 Don’t care for rap? That’s fine. Not really the subject. I’ll have some future posts for commenting about musical aesthetics.