So. It's a wildly long story, but I found myself reading XXLMag.com (Hip-Hop on a Higher Level) and, well, apparently the presidential campaign has not gone on too long at all! There are people who still have no idea who's running for president. Such is the case with our friend Mr. DMX. Here's the exact moment of his epiphany (be warned: the whole article contains some colorful language.)
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!
Barack Obama, yeah.
What the f*** is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
After his initial shock wore off, Mr. DMX actually had a cogent point to make about the the prospect of electing an African-American president. To check it out, read more.
But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess. . . . What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that s**t a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the f****n’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done f****d this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”
See?! He has an opinion! And a serious one, at that! Maybe now that he knows he can put it to good use.
Ooh, but no one tell him about Ron Paul's blimp. That will completely blow his mind.
Are you surprised? Is it silly that I find this story shocking? Is it OK not to pay attention to what's going on in the world?