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April 1, 2008

Obama Rap: Kids in the Hall w. Talib Kweli and Bun B

"Change (Work to do)" - Kids in the Hall w. Talib Kweli and Bun B

A reworking of the Isley Brothers classic which most people know from the Vanessa Williams remake.. Nice verse from Kweli acknowledging his previous comments on not voting. I'll just be lazy and let the press release do the talking here:

As the first group in the Hip-Hop community to publicly endorse presidential hopeful Barack Obama back in late 2007, Kidz In The Hall will continue their unwavering support for the Chicago native this evening (Monday, March 31st) with the help of some friends. Kidz In The Hall’s whose soulful ode to Barack Obama is entitled, “Work To Do,” will be world premiering their “Change Remix” tonight on two mediums; one on Hip-Hop mega-site, Allhiphop.com, as well as on super DJ/Producer Green Lantern’s Sirius Satellite “Hip-Hop Nation” radio show---and both premiers will happen simultaneously. The “Change” remix is produced by Kidz In The Hall member Double-0 and features heavyweights Bun B and Talib Kweli, who like many in the hip hop community, are proud to show their support for Obama. The song’s content focuses its attention on many of the issues facing both the artists as individuals, as well as the country as a whole. Having three emcees, all from different cities in the US – Chicago, Brooklyn and Houston respectively – shows the unification within the Hip-Hop community that will hopefully encourage young people to take a long look at the issues affecting them in this country.

The “Change” remix will also be the first release that will be featured on the much talked about DJ Green Lantern & Russell Simmons’ “Yes We Can” – Obama mixtape due out next month.

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 1, 2008 4:18 PM

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