The former purveyor of “hope and change” politics was being rejected on almost all fronts.
Obama’s legacy with the inner cities is contentious, but he also never called Mexicans “rapists,” endorsed voter suppression laws or flirted politically with David Duke.
In the sequel, G-Eazy warns it would only “take a day to undo what Obama fixed up” under President Trump.
Between March and July, when the two tracks came out, Obama’s approvals held steady around 51-53 percent.
On January 20, 2015, days after the Republican Party regained control of the Senate following the midterm election, Gallup reported that, in his sixth year in office, President Obama had his lowest-ever average approval rating.
Some polls suggested only 38 percent of the country supported him.
On the same day, another strike against Obama came out.On Lil Wayne’s “Trap House,” off It’s the sort of dig at Obama that had been coming from members of the hip-hop community during the first half of 2015 and, in a less forthright way, the American people.Ice Cube famously said hip-hop artists were “street reporters,” serving up “reality rap.” Chuck D long asserted that rap is the “black CNN.” These sentiments shed light on the ways rap artists have grappled with a black man not only winning the White House but governing over the past eight years.He never approached Richard Pryor or Chris Rock’s comic notions of the first black president. In December, Rick Ross included “Free Enterprise” as the first track on .With Trump’s bombast already in full effect, and Obama’s approval rating creeping up to 47 percent, Ross raps about wanting Out Kast’s Andre Benjamin to succeed the president.(He also raps, less gallantly, about assassinating the GOP candidate.) YG’s powerful “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” says Trump “got me appreciatin’ Obama way more.” This is key.