Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the Supreme Court
stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New
Times. This week, Luke starts a worldwide political movement.
this time last year, undercover racist movement Take America Back began to take shape. Its members questioned Barack Obama's U.S.
citizenship and his religious faith. Now the Tea Party radicals are
poised to do damage to America in the upcoming November elections.
Well, today I'm starting my own counterrevolution, one that calls
on everybody, not just Americans, but the entire human race to come
together under hip-hop. I'm talking about a worldwide political
party that everyone can relate to.
Hip-Hop Party will be the first to go beyond the borders of the
United States -- because hip-hop lovers come in all shapes, sizes,
colors, and nationalities.
its history, this music has bridged the gap between cultures and ways
You certainly weren't going to find out in a schoolbook
how young, inner-city black men felt about police. You had to listen
to N.W.A. The same thing with Eminem. Here is a white rapper talking
about his trials and tribulations. Even actor Will Smith, who was a
vanilla rapper, wouldn't be where he is today without hip-hop.
music's influence reaches across the globe. We will sprout local
Hip-Hop Party chapters in Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, and
in every city in Africa. If Jay-Z can go to Germany or France to do a
concert for 100,000 people, he can get them to join the movement.
Groups like the Beastie Boys and the Wu-Tang Clan would be our
would be one of the most powerful political parties ever assembled.
Hip-hop has already flexed its political muscle for the Democratic
Party through Get Out the Vote drives by P. Diddy and Russell
Simmons. President Obama wouldn't be commander in chief without
Jay-Z. But this isn't about Democrats or Republicans. Or about
being to the left or to the right. Or about who is liberal or
than anything, the Hip-Hop Party can successfully tackle economic
development. Look at every major independent rap label out there,
from Bad Boy Entertainment to Cash Money to Roc-A-Fella. All of those
companies are owned by guys who either sold records from the trunk of
their car or set up shop in their mom's living room.
Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and Birdman all started businesses in their
communities and created jobs for people. Imagine if all of those cats
got together and formulated plans to bring employment to every
ghetto? Sky's the limit.
if there is one thing we'll take from the Tea Party, it's the
bluntness of its members. They let you know how they feel about you
even though their comments belong at a Klan rally. They stick to who
they are. That is what the Hip-Hop Party has to do.
don't want any flip-floppers. That means Chad Ochocinco will be our
first candidate. But we're closing the door on Jesse Jackson and Al
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