If you read the Root on a regular basis you might have checked this one out a few weeks ago. Thomas Chatterton Williams opines that all those gangasta rappers are really Republicans. We all know gangasta just love their guns, it seems most don’t really have positive things to say about homosexuals and as Williams points out.
“Even the hardest, most cartoonish thug-rapper moving kilos of yayo by day before “ménaging” with gold-digging groupies at night seems compelled to profess belief in a personal and interventionist God. (Think of anyone from DMX to Mase to Lil Wayne, who reads the Bible in jail; Kanye West, who came into the game with the hit single “Jesus Walks”; Master P, who has wondered on wax whether “G’s get to go to heaven,” as did Tupac; and the ex-Bad Boy Loon, who recently turned fundamentalist Muslim.) An adamantly atheist rap star is as inconceivable as an openly gay one, and the fact is, that puts hip-hop comfortably in GOP territory.”
Now all this is a nice mental exercise but I doubt most rappers will consider GOP membership. Although Eazy-E was famously invited and actually attended a Grand Ole Party fundraiser out in Callie back in the day. He got the invite based soley on his zip code. The Repubs figured anybody living where Eazy was living HAD to be down with the GOP. But Williams does make a rather valid point near the end
“There is a reason the hip-hop generations have never produced a Huey Newton or a Malcolm X. Hip-hop — when it transcends the gutter and goes beyond the streets — doesn’t want to overthrow the system; on the contrary, it wants desperately and at any cost (“Get Rich or Die Tryin'”) to join it.”
Sad to say, on this count he might be right. Check here for the entire story.