If Hip-Hoppers Were Politicians: 12 Artists Who’d Reign in DC
By Brittany Hutson
The connection between hip-hop and politics has gotten significant media attention as a result of the election of President Obama, but the two have always been linked. With Wyclef who tried to put his bid in for the Haitian presidency and Rhymefest running for City Counsel in Chicago, TAP wanted to play around with the question: “if hip-hoppers ran the country, who would they be?” For fun, TAP, along with hip-hop journalist and professor Davey D and Lester Spence, an assistant professor and author of the upcoming book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics, came up with a list of artists who we believe to have particular qualities that would complement an executive position. Would these candidates get your vote?