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October 19, 2008

SNL Sarah Palin Rap, Lyrics & Video

SNL: Amy Poehler's Sarah Palin Rap on Saturday Night Live, with Sarah Palin watching during Weekend Update. Funny stuff, although Amy didn't quite get the delivery right on the Cypress Hill quotes at the end, lol.

SNL Sarah Palin Rap, Lyrics & Video - Amy Poehler

one two three

my name is sarah palin you all know me
vice president nominee of the gop
gonna need your vote in the next election
can i get a ‘what what’ from the senior section
mccain got experience, mccain got style
but don’t let him freak you out when he tries to smile
cause that smile be creepy
but when i be vp
all the leaders in the world gonna finally meet me

how’s it go eskimo
tell me what you know eskimo
how you feel eskimo
ice cold
tell me tell me what you feel eskimo
super cold

i’m jeremiah wright cause tonight i’m the preacher
i got a bookish look and you’re all hot for teacher
todd lookin fine on his snow machine
so hot boy gonna need a go between
in wasilla we just chill baby chilla
but when i see oil lets drill baby drill

my country tis of thee
from my porch i can see
russia and such

all the mavericks in the house put your hands up
all the mavericks in the house put your hands up
all the plumbers in the house pull your pants up
all the plumbers in the house pull your pants up

when i say ‘obama’ you say ‘ayers’
obama. ayers. obama. ayers.
i built me a bridge - it ain’t goin’ nowhere.

mccain, palin, gonna put the nail in the coffin
of the media elite
she likes red meat
shoot a mother humpin moose, eight days of the week

[three gunshots]
now ya dead, now ya dead,
cause i’m an animal, and i’m bigger than you
holdin a shotgun walk in the pub
everybody party, we’re goin on a hunt
la la la la la la la la
[six gunshots]

yo palin, i’m out


SNL Sarah Palin Rap, Lyrics & Video (Amy Poehler)

(the last part of Amy Poehler's Sarah Palin Rap is a reference to Cypress Hill's "Hand On The Pump": "Sawed off shotgun/hand on the pump/left hand on a forty/puffin on a blunt [...] la la la la la la la la)

Hip-hop in the Iranian Press

Underground vet Yak Ballz profiled in the Iran Times:

Iranian-American Rapper Battles Stereotypes link

Iranian-American emcee Yashar Zadeh, who goes by the rap name of Yak Ballz and his Israeli-American cohort, Rami Even-Esh, whose rap name is Kosha Dillz, are two rappers making a name for themselves through their conscious lyrics and their efforts at battling stereotypes.

"I recorded my first single, "Flossin,' when I was 16," Ballz, now 26, told The Boston Herald. "I grew up in Queens [New York] around a lot of emcees, so I was really in the mix even before I got my own opportunities. Fortunately, I finally got my chance to flex."

The two rappers were childhood friends. Though he was mostly raised in Queens, Ballz also spent time at his father's house in Edison, New Jersey, where Dillz lived around the corner.

"Yak was the emcee in the neighborhood," Dillz said. "Then I started rapping on the weekends when we would get together, whether it was just hanging out in the back of someone's whip or wherever."

Following Ballz's lead, Dillz started entering the Braggin' Rights emcee battles at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan. Ballz became the youngest rapper to reach the finals, and it was there that both aspiring emcees met producers including Mondee, who helped further their music careers.

"One time when I was 17 I went to see Yak at Braggin' Rights and there was extra space, so I just got up on stage," Dillz said. "I had something written already. Even back then we were battling with conscious lyrics, not talking about how fat the other person's mother was."

Despite their shared history and tours, Ballz's and Dillz's rap styles vary; while Dillz's rhymes push into religious and geo-political realms, Ballz keeps his music largely secular and abstract.
"I never really incorporated my ethnicity into my music," Ballz said. "It only came out that I was Persian later in my career. Most people thought that I was just a white kid from Queens. Actually, from what I understand, some people even thought that I was a black kid."

Dillz also reported misunderstandings about his Jewish background. Judaism, he told The Boston Herald, often is misrepresented in the rap scene. With his new CD—a duet project with freestyle guru C-Rayz Walz titled "Freestyle vs. Written"—Dillz said he hopes to teach the rap community that hip-hop transcends racial and religious boundaries and stereotypes.

"On my last tour, this dude in Georgia told me that he thought all Jews hate black people," Dillz said. "That was funny, especially since I was on tour with (Wu-Tang affiliate) Killah Priest [who is connected to the Black Hebrew Israelites and who raps about highly Afrocentric themes], and that I have an album coming out with C-Rayz Walz..

October 21, 2008

West Philly Emcees for Barack Obama

(Barack Obama) Change the World from Change the World on Vimeo.

New Obama rap from Nish Gaveer out of Philly. Video put together by some of the Moblogic crew..

October 27, 2008

A Song About Not Voting

A little reminder about not getting too happy. Please forward this to all your lazy friends.

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